200-year-old family business calls in administrators

Stricken glazing, metal roofing, cladding and building conservation specialist Norman & Underwood has falled into administration.

The news comes after the Leicester-based business, which can trace its roots back 200 years, posted two notices of intention to appoint administrators in June as bosses battled to save the firm after working with Begbies Traynor to try and sell the business.

However, on July 7, TheBusinessDesk.com understands that Joanne Hammond, Kris Wigfield and Gareth Prince from the Birmingham office of Begbies were appointed as joint administrators.

The firm’s sister company Norman & Underwood Conservation has also entered administration.

Norman & Underwood has worked on some of the UK’s best-known buildings, including Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, Hampton Court Palace and Chatsworth House. It has also worked abroad on major projects including the British Embassy in Moscow and the Dome of the Rock in Jordan.