Administrators called in at troubled glazing firm

The company's base in Pinxton / Google Street View

Administrators were appointed to a Nottinghamshire-based manufacturer and installer of aluminium glazing systems last week – less than a year after it entered a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) – understands.

Sapient Commercial Aluminium Glazing, which trades as Insight Architectural Glazing, has called in administrators from Leonard Curtis on May 17 after posing two notices of intention to appoint administrators earlier in the month.

The company was established in 1998, operates from Brookhill Industrial Estate in Pinxton and provides commercial glazing solutions for companies and organisations across a wide range of sectors including retail, industry, education and health.

It has worked with construction giants Bowmer + Kirkland, Clegg Group and Buckingham Group and completed a number of high-profile projects across the East Midlands and beyond, including at Ivanhoe Business Park in Ashby, Colwick Industrial Estate in Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University’s Clifton campus.

The firm, which employs around 35 people according to its latest available accounts, entered a CVA – an arrangement between companies at risk of insolvency and their creditors – in August last year.

Accounts show the firm was owed just over £588,000 during the period – but owed its creditors £1.4m.

Sapient Commercial Aluminium Glazing Limited posted losses of £922,265 in 2020/21.