Sir Philip Green Says He’s ‘Very, Very, Very Sorry’ About BHS Collapse

In an interview with ITV political editor Robert Peston, Green said Chappell, who had no previous retail experience, was “categorically the wrong buyer” and said it was “never my intention for the business to have the ending it did.”

Green said: “I want to start with saying how sad and very, very, very sorry I am for all the hardship and sort of sadness caused to all the people who worked there, and all the pensioners. 

“I hope and believe all the people that worked very closely with me at BHS for all those years and some for the whole journey will know, it was never my intention for the business it to have the ending it did.

“Unfortunately lots of sad circumstances occurred. The starting point of this is, I am sorry for where we have landed.” 

Green also said it had been a “horrible, horrible, horrible period” for him as he has came in for severe, public criticism over his role in BHS’ collapse.

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