Around 1,300 jobs are said to be under threat as the owner of Moben Kitchens and Dolphin Bathrooms, the Homeform Group is preparing to appoint an administrator.
A statement read: “The Board of Homeform Group Limited have today filed with the Court a Notice of Intention to appoint an administrator. This process can take up to ten working days. At present, the Homeform Group remains under the control of its directors.
“The Directors are close to securing a deal that will safeguard the future of the Sharps (Bedrooms) and Kitchens Direct businesses and have mandated advisers to see a sale of the Moben and Dolphin brands. Further information will be provided in due course”
Manchester-based Homeform Group boasts 160 showrooms nationwide and in addition to its 1,300 full-time staff, 1,500 self-employed fitters and designers also work with all four brands.
The company was acquired by private investment firm, Sun Capital Partners in 2007 for an undisclosed sum.