200-year-old family firm files for administration

One of Leicestershire’s oldest companies could be on the verge of collapse.

Perkins, Stockwell & Co, a 200-year-old company from Leicester that makes and supplies furniture, carpets and blinds, is set to slip into administration, TheBusinessDesk.com understands.

The company which can trace its origins back to 1805, filed for administration on Thursday (May 30). The company, which made the opening ceremony plaque for the Leicester Royal Infirmary in 1980 and attended by the late Queen Elizabeth, is now run by John Stockwell and Lee Goodall.

The company is based on Abbey Gate in Leicester. In its latest available accounts, made up to the end of 2022, Perkins, Stockwell and Co has assets of just £29,000. It owed creditors £222,000.

The administration notice was filed by Neil Money, insolvency practitioner at CBA Business Solutions.