Snows Business Forms in administration

Snows Business Forms was based in the Chandler’s Ford area of Southampton.
Snows Business Forms was based in the Chandler’s Ford area of Southampton. - Google Maps

Long-established Southampton forms and custom stationery supplier Snows Business Forms has gone into administration.

David Smithson and Michael Fortune of Leonard Curtis South Coast were appointed as administrators to the business on 14 March, according to filings at the High Court.

A call to the business this morning (17 March) confirmed this, going straight to a recorded message that said “as of 14 March 2023, Snows Business Forms Ltd has entered into administration”, and directed further enquiries to Leonard Curtis.

A message now showing on the homepage of the company’s website confirmed it has ceased trading.

The business, which was established in 1983, offered printed stationery, promotional and marketing materials, merchandise, and a wide range of other products. As of its most recently filed accounts at Companies House, for the year ended 31 December 2020, the business employed 37 staff.

Printweek left a voicemail message for Snows Business Forms but had not heard anything back from the company at the time of writing.

The administrators said they should be able to provide more information next week.

In 2015, Printweek reported that Snows Business Forms managing director Max Middleton had launched litho-focused printer White Star Printing with his business partner Dave Swann. The company was based in a unit on the same trading estate as Snows Business Forms, in the Chandler’s Ford area of Southampton.

Offering litho and digital print as well as finishing services, White Star Printing’s website is still live, however its trading status is unclear. Google lists the company as being permanently closed while calls to the company were not going through at the time of writing.