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Oakworth Joinery in administration

Door and window manufacturer Oakworth Joinery has called in the administrators.

John Russell and Chris White of The P&A Partnership have been appointed joint administrators of the Yoorkshire business, which employs 170 people.

Russell said: “Our immediate priority is to look at options for the business and we are consulting with staff, creditors and customers. Unfortunately Oakworth is a victim of the continuing downturn in the construction sector and of difficulties in accessing finance for new machinery.”

He continued: “Oakworth’s directors have tried their hardest to keep the business trading profitably and took appropriate professional advice early on in order to give the business the best chance of survival. They found a buyer themselves, but unfortunately the deal fell through.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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