Administrators appointed to New Store Europe UK Limited

Administrators appointed to New Store Europe UK L...

KPMG have been appointed joint administrators to New Store Europe UK Limited.

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Will Wright and Mark Orton from KPMG have been appointed joint administrators to New Store Europe UK Limited, the store interior, shop fitting and design company.

A supplier to a number of high street retailers, the company employs 307 people at its headquarters in Harlow, Essex, and across sites in Corby, Bicester and Leicester. 

Following the appointment of the joint administrators, the business will continue to support its customers whilst options for rescuing some or all of the business are explored.

Will Wright, partner at KPMG and joint administrator, said: “The Group had recently experienced significant trading difficulties across Europe, culminating in the parent company, New Store Europe AS, entering into insolvency proceedings in Norway on Friday. Against this backdrop, the UK business had also come under severe funding pressures."

Unfortunately, alternative funding outside of the previous parent company arrangements could not be secured in the time available, resulting in our appointment as administrators.

“All staff are currently being retained to enable us to support customers in the short-term, while we seek a buyer for the business and its assets. We would encourage any interested parties to contact the joint administrators as soon as possible.”


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For further information please contact:

Katy Broomhead, KPMG Corporate Communications

T: 0161 246 4623

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