Amdega conservatories closes doors

Darlington-based conservatory manufacturer Amdega has gone out of business, with the loss of nearly 200 jobs.

Amdega conservatory at 2010 Chelsea Flower Show - image: Flickr/Herry Lawford
Amdega conservatory at 2010 Chelsea Flower Show - image: Flickr/Herry Lawford

The company’s closure leaves debts of £6.5m, around half of which are owed to private customers who had made down-payments on conservatories.

According to a representative of administrators KPMG: "We are looking at ways of helping as many of the customers as we can."

The troubled company, which had been in business since 1874, was taken over last year by private equity firm Endless. But according to an Endless representative: "Due to significant legacy issues we inherited together with extremely difficult trading conditions, on this occasion a rescue of the company has not been possible."


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