Sunderland meat wholesalers goes under

Ashbrooke Foods, the Sunderland-based meat wholesalers, has been placed into administration and ceased trading.

It is understood the company had run up substantial debts and the administrators SFP then took the decision to shut the business.

SFP’s Daniel and Simon Plant – both licensed members of the Insolvency Practitioners’ Association – were appointed joint administrators of Ashbrooke Foods on 24 January 2011.

The company had an annual turnover of £1.2m and employed six people at its warehouse.

Simon Plant, group partner at SFP, says: “Cashflow management is vital for the health of a business, and when debts build up, if help is not sought straight away then a company faces the chance of failing. Despite efforts to of finding an alternative solution, Ashbrooke Foods has now ceased to trade and the assets are being sold to secure funds to repay the creditors.”

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