T. Wilson & Sons

St Helens farm business has to appoint administrator

T. Wilson & Sonsis a 45-year-old farming and haulage firm from St Helens. The 1,800-acre farming division grew fresh vegetables and salad produce across Lancashire, Merseyside and Cheshire for customers including Aldi, Booths, Hello Fresh and a number of food service providers across the UK.

Additionally, the haulage division had a fleet of 25 trucks and 40 temperature-controlled trailers that transported produce for a variety of food industry customers.

Despite a sale of the profitable haulage division to a significant customer, Preston-based Len Wright Salads in May 2022 that safeguarded 42 haulage and support jobs, the directors were unable to secure a sustainable future for the farming side of the second generation family business in its existing format.

On 29 April, the business ceased to trade, with the loss of 35 jobs in the farm, packhouse and administrative roles, leaving the directors with no option but to place the company into administration. Nicola Baker of Saltaire-based Rushtons was appointed by the directors as the administrator on 14 June 2022.

Source: farminguk.com

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