That font of all knowledge 🙂 Steve G1KQH has just informed me that Maplin has changed hands for £85M. Although not a frequent customer, I do use their shop in the Beehive Centre, Cambridge.
Not sure what it will mean for the business. One of the two stores in Cambridge is always busy, the other less so. Maybe less profitable shops will close? A bit like Jessops?
Not sure if they still sell them,but I used to buy their small aluminium boxes for QRP projects.