Bristol window manufacturer collapses with the loss of 17 jobs

Mark Roach - PKF Francis Clark

A window and door manufacturer in Bristol has gone out of business with the loss of 17 jobs.

West End Windows, which was based in the Bedminster area of the city, was launched almost 50 years ago and was a family run business.

It supplied the building trade across the Bristol area.

The company was founded in 1975 by Bill Carr in 1975 and has remained a family business ever since.

Garry Carry took over the business in 1989 along with his wife Pauline. The couple’s daughters Karen and Laura also joined the family business.

Financial services firm PKF Francis Clark said Lucinda Coleman and Stephen Hobson were appointed joint liquidators on March 16.

Mark Roach, associate director at the accountant’s business recovery team, said West End Windows had “an excellent reputation” but had suffered in recent times due to “significant increases” in material costs.

The company had also been affected by the pandemic and a loss of customers with “similar issues”.

Mr Roach added: “Sadly it was not possible to rescue the company as a going concern and there was no alternative to liquidation.

“Our focus now is on realising the assets of the company in order to deliver a return to creditors.”

Creditors are being advised to contact the Bristol office PKF Francis Clark.

Anyone interested in acquiring plant, machinery, stock and vehicles should contact Simon Cornelius-Light at Lambert Smith Hampton.


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