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CASE STUDY 1 - RESTAURANT GROUP SAVED BY A CVA - Following considerable business expenditure just before the recession, a group of restaurants were then hit by the economic downturn. The company experienced significant trading losses and faced substantial arrears, including HMRC debts. Our team of corporate recovery experts proposed a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) which was subsequently approved by creditors.
Concessions made for the duration of one year, particularly by landlords, ensured all seven restaurants continued trading and saved 50 jobs.
CASE STUDY 2 - SUCCESSFUL SALE OF GOLF CLUB - A golf club in the North of England ran into financial difficulties due to the impact of the economic downturn. We initially supervised a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) based upon selling the course to repay creditors, allowing the business to continue trading while a new owner was sought.
The business and assets were then sold. Under the new ownership, the course remained open and existing memberships honoured.
CASE STUDY 3 - HIGH PROFILE RESTAURANT ENTERS A CVA - Operators of a restaurant in London went into administration on expiry of the lease and negotiations with the landlord failed. Rent over £1m p.a and a large dilapidation claim made trading unprofitable. We then handled the administration; trading ceased and approximately 100 staff became redundant.
The company exited administration and entered into a Company Voluntary Arrangement and subsequently opened a restaurant in new premises.
Despite this being a profitable business, the delay of several key contracts was having a negative impact on cash flow. After reviewing the company’s financial position, we arranged for a short-term loan to be put in place, allowing the company to continue trading while awaiting payments from the delayed contracts to be made.Read the Case Study View all Case Studies
Wednesday 20th July, 2016 Written by Keith Tully
A deal has been agreed that should see the Store Twenty One clothing retailer rescued from collapse but the business is nonetheless set to close 77 of its branches around the UK.Learn More…
Wednesday 29th June, 2016 Written by Keith Tully
Plans for a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) have been put together on behalf of the fashion retailer Store Twenty One as the business looks to significantly reduce its outgoings and avoid collapse.Learn More…
Friday 4th March, 2016 Written by Keith Tully
British Home Stores (BHS) looks set to enter a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) as part of a major overhaul designed to reduce the retailer’s overheads and re-establish its business on a firmer financial footing.Learn More…
23rd October 2017 The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has called on the government to freeze business rates in order to provide a boost to the competitiveness and productivity of UK companies.
12th October 2017 The impact of Brexit and the process of Britain departing from the European Union is likely to push up rates of insolvency among businesses throughout the UK.
11th October 2017 Financial losses and persistent problems with cash flows has led the civil engineering business Owen Pugh to enter administration.
2nd October 2017 Monarch Airlines has become insolvent and ceased trading as a result of “mounting cost pressures and increasingly competitive market conditions,” administrators have confirmed.
29th September 2017 The Bank of England governor Mark Carney has given a clear indication that he expects the base rate of interest in the UK to rise in the near future.
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