WINDOW FIRM ENTERS LIQUIDATION AFTER 50 YEARS
A Bristol-based windows and doors manufacturer has gone into liquidation after almost 50 years in business.
West-End Windows is based in the Novers Hill trading estate in Bedminster, and employs 17 staff. The family-run firm was founded by Bill Carr in 1975, with Garry Carr and his wife Pauline taking over in 1989. The couple’s two daughters Karen, Laura and her husband Chris later joined the business.
South West based chartered accountants and business advisers PKF Francis Clark said Lucinda Coleman and Stephen Hobson were appointed joint liquidators on March 16.
Mark Roach, associate director at the accountant’s business recovery team, said West-End Windows had “an excellent reputation” but had suffered in recent times due to “significant increases” in material costs, the Covid-19 pandemic and a loss of customers with “similar issues”.
Mr Roach added: “Sadly it was not possible to rescue the company as a going concern and there was no alternative to liquidation. Our focus now is on realising the assets of the company in order to deliver a return to creditors.”
PKF Francis Clark advised creditors to contact Mr Roach or Charles Bell at its Bristol office, with parties interested in acquiring plant, machinery, stock and vehicles to contact Simon Cornelius-Light at Lambert Smith Hampton.