Leaderflush: Mansfield site sold off with assets intact

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Administrators of the Mansfield manufacturer which made some 426 people unemployed have announced the sale of Leaderflush’s Mansfield site.

Deloitte has confirmed the Joint Administrators of Laidlaw Interiors Group Ltd have sold the intellectual property of Leaderflush Shapland, as well as plant and equipment held at Leaderflush Shapland’s Mansfield site as a whole.

A spokesperson said: “These sales do not include any stock or assets from Leaderflush Shapland’s other site at Langley Mill.

“No employees were transferred as part of this latest sale. The two employees that were retained will still remain employees of Leaderflush Shapland Limited to assist the administrators with the removal of stock.”

The Joint Administrators announced on 3rd January 2016 that Leaderflush Shapland, one of the Laidlaw Group’s seven UK divisions, would not reopen for business following the Christmas shutdown. Leaderflush Shapland was a supplier of bespoke performance doors, frames and integrated doorsets employing 426 people, including 82 at the company’s Mansfield division.

All employees received December payments, and the Administrators are liaising with Jobcentre Plus to ensure that all those affected are assisted with submitting their statutory claims to the Redundancy Payments Office.

It has emerged that some former employees in Derbyshire have turned to a local foodbank to feed their families.

A source at Deloitte stressed the news does not necessarily mean the new buyer has any intention of keeping the company going – check back with us for updates.