News - written by Hanna Sharpe

A plastic milk bottle recycling firm based in Dagenham has been placed in administration less than a year after being acquired by an investment company in Dubai. [more]
A Monmouthshire hotel of special historic significance, parts of which date back to the 16th Century, has been placed on the market, South Wales Argus reports. The grade ll-listed Royal George Hotel is based in an Area of Natural Beauty — the Wye Valley — and is for sale [more]
Engineering firm WEC Group has acquired subcontract manufacturer HTA Group in a multimillion-pound deal to create a “major new force in the UK’s laser-cutting and fabrication se [more]
The credit ratings agency Moody’s has issued a stark warning that the financial position of the UK’s largest care home operator is unsust [more]
The owner of retail chain BHS has written to members of staff to inform them that the distressed business has gone into administration following failed attempts to stay afloat. [more]
An offsite building manufacturer based in Hull has fallen into administration, despite expanding the distressed business into new areas only last year. [more]
A wealth management and financial planning firm based in Stoke-on-Trent has been taken over in a £3 million management buyout ( [more]
Two of the world’s financial information powerhouses have announced a merger worth more than £9 billion, with the headquarters of the combined company to be based i [more]
A Yorkshire-based law firm that was heavily criticised for misconduct during the miners’ compensation scandal has gone into administrat [more]
One of the oldest independent department stores in the world has gone into liquidation after trading for 186 years. [more]
J Sainsbury's can celebrate now that it has secured Argos, its object of desire, and will tie up with Home Retail after [more]
Rhubarb, the upmarket caterer that serves the likes of the Royal Albert Hall, is exploring its strategic options to include laying the groundwork for a potential sale. [more]
WSP Textiles, the company behind the cloth of choice for World Championship snooker tables and tennis balls at Wimbledon, has been sold by its private equity owner. [more]
Stills Branding, a creative agency in Cardiff that counts BBC Wales and Barclaycard among its clients, has changed hands in a management buy-out. [more]
Budget shoe retailer Brantano has been placed into administration, only four months after being purchased by investment firm Alteri Investors. [more]
A Levy & Son, which runs the Blue Inc and Officers Club retail brands, has been placed into administration to go through a “corporate restructuring” process despite reaching sales of £100 million in 2014. The move saves 1,500 people's jobs, though some 580 others are set to [more]
Home Retail Group is nearing a sale of its DIY chain to Wesfarmers, an Australian retailer, in a deal worth £340 mil [more]
Hotel operator Cairn Group has purchased Stoke Place Hotel in Buckinghamshire out of administration, for an undisclosed amount. [more]
Hawick Knitwear has been placed into administration with over 100 jobs lost as a result, after the company directors brought in KPMG to handle the insolvency process. [more]
A payday lender, that offered short-term loans at a yearly interest rate of 2,986 per cent, has put itself into a solvent liquidation, after having been ordered by the Financial Conduct Industry to pay out £20 million in customer redress six months previou [more]