Administrators appointed following 80 job losses at seafood business

Cook & Lucas claimed to import 300 tonnes of Norwegian fish a week

Dozens of workers have lost their jobs following the closure of Grimsby-based Cook & Lucas Frozen (UK) Limited.

James Clark and Howard Smith from Interpath Advisory were appointed joint administrators of the firm on 20 January 2023.

The company is an established importer, processor and supplier of seafood and whitefish, operating a smokehouse and processing plant.

On 10 January 2023, the company shut down its plant in Grimsby, with approximately 80 members of staff being laid off. 

Following this unannounced closure, the business’s secured lender took steps to protect its position and sought the appointment of the joint administrators.

Clark, managing director at Interpath Advisory and joint administrator, said: “Given the circumstances surrounding our appointment, our immediate priority is to take steps to secure the company’s assets, while seeking to gather further information about the company’s financial position.”

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