BLEC owner relies on European markets to help out

The new owner of landscaping and turf machinery manufacturer and exporter BLEC (Global), Gary Mumby, has said European markets will help his former company BLEC, which went into administration late last year, get back on its feet.

Mumby said many creditors are now working with his new company, which is operating out of the same premises in Deeping St James, Lincolnshire, as the former BLEC.

"We've negotiated with previous suppliers and now many are supplying us again," he said. "Exports are very important at the business because of the climate in the UK."

He added that he no longer owns the building and has also lost his own home as the biggest financial loser in the demise of BLEC. "The British market is tough but the economy is different in Europe, particularly in Germany and France," he added.

BLEC had 35 staff, about 10 of whom have been re-employed.

Mumby bought the company back from the administrator PKF (UK), which is now putting a repayment plan together to partially refund creditors once the premises are sold.

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