Updated: 27th April 2015
Following a winding up order at the High Court in August 2014, business advisers Begbies Traynor have been appointed to sell off the assets of Blakeborough Sports and Social Club which closed its doors last month.
Peter Sargent, Richard Kenworthy and Nick Reed of Begbies Traynor have been appointed as joint liquidators of the well known club on Bradford Road in Brighouse following its failure to pay a £55,000 debt to HM Revenue & Customs.
“While it is sad to see the demise of a much-loved and longstanding local amenity, the club has considerable assets in the form of the main clubhouse, a bowling green and Brighouse Town’s football ground, which it leases to the football club,” explains Peter Sargent, partner at Begbies Traynor in Halifax. “Agents will be instructed to secure the sites as appropriate and advise on the sale, but we are confident that the sale of the assets will raise sufficient funds to pay the club’s creditors.”
The sports and social club has had a turbulent past with problems dating back to 2008 when the club decided to sell the bowling club, Albion, in Halifax Road, to settle its debts. The decision met with opposition from members of the bowling club with significant legal costs being incurred as they contested the plans. Despite finally obtaining permission to sell Albion, this never happened.
Mr Sargent said: “The liquidators hope to meet with the interested parties in the next week or so to discuss the way forward and resolve the matter to everyone’s satisfaction. We will seek a consensual approach to find the best outcome.”
Any enquires should be directed to Begbies Traynor on (01422) 348448.
Peter is authorised to act as an insolvency practitioner by the Department of Trade & Industry. He is a member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association and a Fellow of R3 (The Association of Business Recovery Professionals). Peter is a council member of R3 and is chairman of the regional activities committee, previously being the Yorkshire regional chairman. Peter began his career in insolvency 1980 at Revell Ward in Huddersfield where he became a partner in 1988. In April 1995 he established Sargent & Company, which merged with Begbies Traynor in November 2005.