Fylde coast jobs and orders in limbo at kitchen firm

The Betta Living shop at Amy Johnson Way Blackpool which is currently shut after the firm went into administration
The Betta Living shop at Amy Johnson Way Blackpool which is currently shut after the firm went into administration
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Around 14 jobs are under threat and customers orders hang in the balance after a kitchens and bedroom company went into administration.

Betta Living, which has a shop in Blackpool at Squires Gate ran into financial troubles due to “rising occupational costs” at newer shops after a period of expansion.

It meant the firm had cashflow problems and called in administrators. They shut all the shops and the headquarters in Oldham on Friday sending 300 staff home.

Customers who have paid deposits or are awaiting having kitchens and bedrooms fitted are currently in limbo.

The administrators have said they are reviewing the company’s finances and order book and will be writing to customers this week.

Anthony Collier and Ben Woolrych, partners of FRP Advisory who have been appointed to administer the firm said the 24 stores will be shut until further notice. There was no-one at the Blackpool store in Amy Johnson Way when The Gazette called.

Anthony Collier said: “We are currently working with all stakeholders to see if we can find a solution that rescues the business and would ask any parties interested in any aspect of the business to make contact as soon as possible.

“Betta Living is a business with a strong brand and is well known up and down the country. At present the business has however ceased to trade and orders are not being despatched. If any customer has a query we would ask them to consult the company’s website or contact us at bettaliving@frpadvisory.com.”