HK Taverns in administration

8 May 2013

HK Taverns, which managed and operated 50 pubs in the East Midlands has gone into administration.  Graham Bushby and Guy Mander of Baker Tilly Restructuring and Recovery LLP are the administrators

The firm's operations included small community pubs to much larger locations that delivered revenue from food and drink sales.

Mr Bushby, said  that the group was suffering as a result in lower consumer spending and that the company's financial position was unsustainable.

He said: “In response to creditor pressure, the company management reached the inevitable conclusion that the only option was to appoint administrators. Since our appointment we have worked closely with the pub company landlords to facilitate an orderly handover of the leasehold portfolio, thereby in many cases saving jobs and preserving value for all parties."

“We anticipate continuing to trade at five sites, which will secure around 40 jobs, until a buyer for the individual pubs or the group can be found.”

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