Published Date: 15 January 2009 Efforts to salvage Fleetwood Caravans were continuing this week following the shock collapse of the Long Melford-based company. Administrators from accountants KPMG were called in after the announcement last week which saw 50 people out of the 63 strong workforce lose their jobs.
David Standish, a KPMG accountant, said efforts to save the company were on-going.
He said: ADVERTISEMENT"We are in the early stages of discussions with a number of interested parties. Unfortunately, however, it was unavoidable that further redundancies were made during the course of last week."
The closure of the Slovenian- owned luxury caravan company – which has a turnover of £7million a year – was blamed on the recession and falling orders.
Mr Standish said: "Following careful consideration of all the options available it became clear that Fleetwood Caravans Ltd had no alternative other than to be placed into administration.
"Unfortunately, the company has become yet another victim of the current economic downturn."
He said the Fleetwood brand was strong and synonymous with first-class quality.
"Accordingly, we are making every effort to sell the business as a going concern and would ask any interested parties to contact us," he added.
Fleetwood, which produces 600 caravans a year, was taken over by the Slovenian company Adria in 2005
This will be interesting to see, id like to think someone would be able to buy, but with all thats happing with business etc i don't hold much hope!