Date Published: 17th October 2011
After a short period of concerted marketing, Devon pet food specialist Forthglade Ltd, which was placed in Administration on September 13 2011, has been sold as a going concern to Forthglade Foods Ltd. The sale means the best possible outcome for creditors and preserves 55 jobs.
Ian Walker and John Kelly of corporate rescue and recovery specialists Begbies Traynor were appointed Administrators after H M Revenue and Customs petitioned for the Company to be wound up for debts in the region of £250,000. As a result of the sale the well-known name and brand will continue to operate from Winkleigh in Mid-Devon. Supplies will be maintained to the national and international pet food wholesalers and retailers who depend on the quality product.
The administrator, Ian Walker, Partner in the Exeter office of Begbies Traynor, said, “I am delighted that we have been able to save this well established Devon business and 55 jobs. During perilous economic times this is a welcome piece of good news for the region - and for Winkleigh.”
Director and site manager of Forthglade Foods Limited, Chris Brooking said, “We are very excited about the future here. Our strategy will see the business go from strength to strength. We are delighted to be able to continue to provide employment at our base in Winkleigh and we will maintain the business’s commitment to produce quality products for local, national and international customers.”
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 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.