Coatings company collapses into administration

A Leicestershire coatings company has collapsed into administration.

Charnwood Paint Specialists has called in Conrad Beighton and David Griffiths of Leonard Curtis as joint administrators after a troubled period of trading.

As we revealed earlier this month, Charnwood Paint Specialists posted two notices of intention to appoint administrators – one at at the end of July and the second on August 13.

At the end of January, the firm was subject of a winding up petition from a company called InPlace Personnel Services, a recruiter from Mansfield.

Charnwood Paint Specialists’ website says it operates from a 16,000 sq ft premises that houses one of the largest box ovens in the East Midlands. The company carries out wet painting, powder coating and shot blasting.

According to the firm’s latest available accounts, made up to the end of July 2022, it employed an average of 20 people across the year.

Leonard Curtis declined to comment when asked.