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Sundance Spas follows
Hot Springs UK into
administration
Reading based Sundance Spas manufacturer of spas and outside
went into administration in mid living products. Hot Spring was
November - exactly a week after due to continue trading for four
forty employees were made weeks, with the full support of
redundant as administrators Watkins, while a buyer is sought
were appointed at Hot Spring‘s for the operation.
UK hot tubs in Chelmsford. All service and maintenance
Hot Spring entered guarantees will be honoured
administration on 5 November. throughout the administration
Sundance Spas which with its period, and all deposit orders for
sister brand Jacuzzi is part of hot tubs were due to be delivered.
the US Apollo Management Twelve of the 30 retail outlets
group has 30 dealerships in the UK will remain open
throughout the UK. during the administration, as
In both cases trading well as the business’ four
continued through dealerships distribution centres. Forty of
with hope the brands would be Hot Spring’s 117 employees
rescued for further trading. have been made redundant.
Glyn Mummery and Jeremy Glyn Mummery said: “Hot
French, Client Partners at Vantis Spring operates in the luxury retail
Business Recovery Services, a market, which has been hit hard
division of Vantis, the UK by the downturn in the economy.
accounting advisory group, Due to cash flow pressures it was
were appointed to handle the sadly forced into insolvency.
Hot Spring’s administration. However, we are confident of the
The UK business imports hot Hot Spring brand as the American
tubs from US based manufacturer is committed to the
manufacturer, Watkins, a leading UK market.”
CHARITY POOL DAMAGED
Fire damaged a swimming pool complex at a children’s charity
centre in Somerset.
The blaze also burned down outbuildings at the British Institute
for Brain Injured Children.
Crews stopped the fire spreading to the main building – Knowle
Hall – and an investigation has begun into the cause. Devon and
Somerset Fire and Rescue Service has ruled out arson as the cause
of the fire. “We’re just devastated because this is part of what BIBIC
does with families and we’ve lost this fantastic facility now,” he said.
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