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East Sussex Construction Firm Enters Administration

East Sussex Construction Firm Enters Administration

An East Sussex construction business that provided curtain walling to major building projects throughout the UK has been placed in administration.

Julie Palmer and Simon Campbell from business rescue and recovery specialist Begbies Traynor’s Salisbury office were jointly appointed to handle the administration of Harley Curtain Wall Ltd on 8 September 2015.

The company, which was based in Crowborough and launched in 1996, also specialised in windows, doors, structural glazing and rainscreen cladding systems. Projects included high- and low-rise apartment and office complexes.

A total of 11 people employed by the firm have been made redundant and various assets have been sold to Harley Facades Ltd, which was incorporated in 2010.

Julie Palmer, regional managing partner at Begbies Traynor, said: “Unfortunately, after reviewing all options we were left with little choice but to close the business. The firm had entered difficulty due to cash flow problems.”

Harley Curtain Wall Ltd reported revenue of £6.4m in 2014 and was renowned for high quality work throughout the UK and investing in its employees.

Julie Palmer

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Julie Palmer

Regional Managing Partner

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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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