The Rainford-based company T. Wilson & Sons (Farmers) Ltd entered administration in June, having stopped trading in April. Now, newly-filed documents with Companies House by Rushtons Insolvency have revealed the company owed more than £1.3 mln to its creditors when it entered administration.
The business comprised a farming and haulage division. The 1,800-acre farming division grew fresh vegetables and salad produce across Lancashire, Merseyside and Cheshire for customers including Aldi, Booths, HelloFresh and a number of food service providers across the UK.
In a statement issued in June, Nicola Baker of Rushtons Insolvency said: "The last few years have seen an unprecedented squeeze on many farms and aspects of food producing businesses, and, sadly, despite the strongly performing specialist haulage business, it was simply not possible for the company to keep trading as it was in the current economic climate.”
"The efforts of the Wilson family and a key customer of the haulage business have saved a significant proportion of the jobs involved, and the new business continues to provide haulage services for customers following its sale.