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Administrators called in as long-standing contractors cease trading

Administrators called in as long-standing contractors cease trading

Business recovery and restructuring specialists Begbies Traynor have been called in as administrators to one of the Southampton’s longest-established building contractors.

Star Mechanical and Engineering Limited, of Chandlers Ford, Southampton – which had been operating since 1999 – has gone into administration and has reluctantly decided to cease trading.

Julie Palmer and Simon Campbell, of Salisbury-based Begbies Traynor, were appointed administrators to the company on December 10.

Mrs Palmer said: “Some final completion works were carried out on a small number of contracts in the run-up to the administration order, but the employees have now been made redundant. The construction sector is particularly tough at the moment for sub-contractors and trading has been difficult for some time.”

The company had 21 employees and worked on a number of prestigious property developments in London for a variety of clients.

Julie Palmer

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Julie Palmer

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Julie is a law graduate who qualified with Price Waterhouse in 1994. Julie joined Smith & Williamson in 1997 and became a partner in 2001. With Mike Stevenson, Julie set up Middleton Partners offices in Salisbury and Southampton, both of which are now part of Begbies Traynor.

Julie is a member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association and the None Administrative Receivers Association and is a Fellow of The Association of Business Recovery Professionals. Julie deals with all aspects of Corporate Recovery and turnaround work and takes all form of personal insolvency appointments.

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