Jobs saved as double glazing business bought out of administration

Phil Booth

Wakefield-based double glazing business, West Yorkshire Windows Ltd, has been bought out of administration by West Yorkshire Windows Home Improvements Ltd.

Established in 1994, the company provides made-to-measure conservatories, orangeries, extensions and replacement windows and doors. It has showrooms in Wakefield and Doncaster.

Phil Booth of Booth Insolvency was appointed as administrator on 7 September 2022 and the sale of its business and assets to West Yorkshire Windows Home Improvements was completed the same day, securing the future of the business and the jobs of its 30 staff.

The administrator was advised by Alice Pratt and Joe Young of Leeds law firm Clarion.

Booth said: “With a heritage of over 25 years, West Yorkshire Windows has established a name as a leading supplier of high quality double glazing, carrying out tens of thousands of installations throughout the region.

“Unfortunately, like many businesses, it suffered from the impact of the pandemic with multiple lockdowns resulting in a significant fall in sales.

“After a period of marketing, which was conducted by Mark Rowlands of SIA Group in Leeds, we were able to agree a pre-packaged sale to West Yorkshire Windows Home Improvements, enabling the business to continue to trade and saving all 30 jobs.”

Pratt added: “It was clear that, despite its current financial difficulties, West Yorkshire Windows was a viable business. By acting swiftly, we have been able to preserve the value of the business and we wish it well for the future.”

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