Over 120 jobs lost as furniture firm calls in administrators

Over 120 jobs have been lost at a Northants furniture business after administrators were called in.

Begbies Traynor has been appointed as administrator to Corby-based Kettle Interiors after the firm faced rising costs and the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The family-run firm sold furniture under the brands of Mambo and Mint, but has been forced to lay off 126 staff.

Begbies Traynor partner Thomas McKay said: “Due to the economic challenges facing the furniture sector, particularly the significant increase in freight costs since Covid in the last two or three years, Kettle Interiors has reluctantly been placed into administration.

“All staff have unfortunately had to be made redundant for reasons of insolvency and we are currently working with PACE and local government departments to ensure all staff receive support and their full entitlements at this difficult time.”

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