Wolverhampton internet dealer closes its doors

The front page of Chetton Hill’s website currently advises customers on ongoing warranty support.

Wolverhampton-based online catering equipment dealer Chetton Hill ceased trading on 10 August.

The firm was incorporated in February 2010 by husband and wife MDs John and Joanne Durston.

John told Catering Insight: “Chetton Hill Ltd ceased trading on 10 August 2017 on the advice received from insolvency practitioners. As the company assets were of negligible value, advice was given to apply to the registrar of companies for the company to be struck off under Section 1003 of the Companies Act 2006 3 months after trading had ceased.”

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He also posted on the front page of his company’s website: “We are working with manufacturers to provide contact details for customers who may have warranty issues with products supplied previously to ensure that there is an easy route for ongoing warranty support. We hope to be able to post those details on the website within the next couple of days and the website will remain accessible in the future purely to present this information.”

However, it is not known what led to this insolvency step having to be taken.

The dealer previously described itself as aiming to: “offer the most reliable commercial catering and refrigeration products possible, offering the best possible value, excellence in customer service and stock availability.

“Through carefully product selection we hope to offer a simple choice of products from all the leading manufacturers in each product category. In each product category we aim to offer products across different budgets but with an overriding commitment to quality, value and stock availability.”

Chetton Hill supplied brands including Burco and LEC, Buffalo, Daewoo microwaves, Instanta water boilers, KitchenAid mixers, Lincat cooking equipment, Panasonic, Polar refrigeration, Samsung, Sharp microwaves and Vogue utensils. It was also formerly a member of Cedabond.

According to Companies House, compulsory strike off notices were also filed in June 2011, June 2012, June 2013 and May 2016, though all of these actions were subsequently discontinued.

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7 Comments

  1. Grumpy said:

    That’s what happens when you sell items online at low single digit margins. We need more of these outfits to go bust.

  2. Industry worker said:

    Ditto your comment Grumpy. Why sell at stupid single digit margins, those that do are on a very slippery slope

  3. Julian said:

    Ditto
    If you sell at no profit you will go bust. There will be more.
    This is a lesser n to all those cutting each other’s throats!

  4. Very Grumpy said:

    Just desserts for this lot, however they are the tip of the iceberg you only have to look at established outfits like CS Catering, Hopkins and Cater-Kwik to find mark ups on major brands in the region of 5%… beyond stupid.

  5. Phil said:

    Going to celebrate one of the bug bears of the internet gone, 4 years commercial microwave warranty when the manufacturer only gives 3 years ! Selling at trade prices. There will be some more go by the wayside

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