Begbies Traynor Group

Statement from joint administrators Gary Shankland and Ken Pattullo of Begbies Traynor, in respect of Kettle Interiors UK Ltd – in administration

A Couple In A Shop
Date Published: 29/03/2023

Following our appointment as administrators of Kettle Interiors UK Ltd (‘Kettle’), and due to the various challenges and creditor pressures Kettle faced in the lead up to the date of insolvency, an open marketing sale process was instructed by the administrators, through our selling agents, who advertised the disposal of the goodwill and intellectual property rights of Kettle in the public domain.

This marketing sale process generated significant interest within the furniture sector locally and abroad and many interested parties contacted our selling agents during the diligence and sales window.

Within this sales process a number of offers for the goodwill and intellectual property rights of the Kettle business were received by our agents.

At the closing date of the marketing process, at 5pm yesterday, our selling agents advised that one offer was materially higher than the other offers received for the goodwill and IPR of the business. This offer was from an associated company called Kettle Home Ltd. As a result, our agents gave this bid the preferred bidder status, subject to diligence and funding, and recommended its acceptance.

Following consultation and recommendations from our agent to accept the preferred bid, the administrators began a consultation process with the company’s lender, which holds security over the assets subject to the offer, for their subsequent review and approval of the preferred bid received.

The administrators write to confirm that following an open market sales campaign, the offer from the preferred bidder, Kettle Home Ltd, was today accepted for the acquisition of the goodwill of the Kettle branding and associated IPR, subject to contact, contrary to previous articles that may have been released.

Subsequent sale deadlines have also been put in place by our agents, as the administrators seek to dispose of the vehicles, chattel assets and remaining stock in an open marketing tender sale. Interested parties should contact the administrators’ agents by email at: [email protected]

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Ken joined the Glasgow office of Begbies Traynor in 2003, before overseeing the firm's expansion into further offices in Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and Belfast. He previously worked at KPMG, Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Scotland. He has a broad range of experience in Corporate Rescue and Recovery, as well as in turnaround and restructuring, corporate and personal insolvency, investigations and IBRs.

Specialisms: Licensed trade, haulage, property investment/development, construction, agriculture engineering/manufacturing.

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