Calderprint appoints administrators

By Rhys Handley, Monday 03 June 2019

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Calderprint has been formally placed into administration after it closed its doors last month.

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Calderprint managing director Peter Birbeck could not be reached for comment

A notice on the London Gazette published today (3 June) shows that Andrew Poxon and Julien Irving of Leonard Curtis' Manchester office were appointed joint administrators of Burnley-based Calderprint on Friday 24 May.

Poxon and Irving were initially named in the firm's notice of intent to appoint administrators, which was filed on 16 May.

According to the company's most recent accounts, to 31 May 2018, it had sales of £8.5m and employed 89 staff. The accounts showed a pre-tax loss of £188,743 compared to pre-tax profit of £145,803 the year prior.

In 2016, PrintWeek reported that Calderprint had passed the £10m sales mark with the acquisition of promotional gift company Whitney Woods.

PrintWeek understands that Whitney Woods is unaffected by the situation at Calderprint.

According to Companies House, Calderprint parent Calderprint Pinnacle ceased to be a “person with significant control” of Whitney Woods, with a simultaneous filing on 20 May stating that Calderprint managing director Peter Birbeck had become a “person with significant control”.

The Whitney Woods acquisition shortly followed a February 2016 deal to buy the buildings and assets of local sheetfed operation Hudson & Pearson, after it had gone into administration in 2015.

Spokespeople at Leonard Curtis had not responded to request for comment at the time of publication, and Birbeck could not be reached for comment.

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