Reviewed: 16th September 2016
A well-established tile and bathroom retailer operating primarily in Sussex has been entered into liquidation having become unable to cope with a serious financial crisis in recent weeks.
The liquidation of Rogers Ceramics, which was founded more than 50 years ago and also trades as Rogers Bathrooms and Tiles, puts more than 30 jobs in jeopardy and has seen the business close down each of its three stores in areas between London and the South Coast of England.
Company bosses have explained that the business has been contending with difficult trading conditions and increased levels of competition in their field over the course of recent years.
“This is a family business run by three generations of my family and a number of the staff have been with us for many years,” said Peter Rogers, one of Rogers Ceramics directors in a statement.
“We have looked at restructuring the business to try and match overheads to the current market, but we have just run out of options.
“With so many loyal staff and customers the decision to close was very difficult indeed, but we just could not see a way forward.”
Rogers Ceramics’ three tile and bathroom showrooms were located respectively in the towns of Crawley and Haywards Heath in Sussex, and in Redhill in nearby Surrey.
All 32 members of the organisation’s staff are understood to be in danger of being made redundant with the business having become formally insolvent and entered into liquidation.
Administrators have been appointed to manage the company’s financial affairs in recent days.
One of those administrators said in a statement: “We are looking urgently for possible buyers for parts of the business, but it has been necessary to close the doors of all three showrooms while we work out what may be available and to allow us to deal with claims by suppliers and customers.
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