Bristol family business calls in the administrators after 40 years of trading

A family business which has been operating for more than 40 years has announced that it has been forced to call in the administrators.

Nailsea Electrical which owns stores in the North Somerset town and in Bristol made the announcement on social media.

The firm was set up by Peter Gilks in Nailsea in 1982. It also has stores on Gloucester Road and in Hengrove in Bristol.

The company which is now run by Mr Gilks’ son Benjamin announced it has entered into administration.

The firm announced the news on Facebook with two posts to customers.

The first post said: “It is with the deepest sadness to inform our customers that NE appliances is going into administration.

“We have been working tirelessly to save the business but the economy has not been on our side. We will be in contact with everyone in the coming days. We thank you for your business to date. Our hearts could not be more broken.”

The second post added:  “NE appliances are currently working with administrators to ensure a process is followed to work with customers who have lost money as a result of the company going into administration.

“This is not something that is being taken lightly and we fully understand the impact it’s having on people. The frustrations are completely taken on board, but at this exact time our hands are tied.

“We will be in touch with individuals to work through each case where possible. We can only deeply apologize for the position we are in as a result and have a human outlook on this that has feelings for each and everyone of you. We hope to be in touch in the next 7-14 days.”