Catering equipment servicing firm Catercall Technical Services has been rescued from liquidation by a pre-pack administration sale.
Business advisor Quantuma acted as the administrator, with assistant manager Andy Simpson confirming to Catering Insight this morning that he is handling the case.
Catercall was acquired by pump sector specialist, PumpServ. The Surrey-based company began life as London Pumps in 1999 and is now part of the Keltic Engineering Group.
Writing on LinkedIn, PumpServ CEO Matt Magee stated: “I am pleased to announce that PumpServ has acquired the Birmingham-based company Catercall Technical Services.
“Catercall specialises in servicing and maintaining commercial catering equipment such as ovens, dishwashers and freezers. It has nationwide contracts in place with some very well-known brands and FM companies and has a team of fully trained and certified gas safe engineers that provide 24/7 cover for their customers.”
Magee analysed: “Catercall’s services and customer base are very similar to PumpServ’s and we feel that these synergies will support the growth of both businesses to fulfil their true potential.”
Catercall’s MD Nick Brandrick also posted on LinkedIn: “Catercall Technical Services has been bought by PumpServ.
“I would like to thank all suppliers and customers for their loyalty and integrity. My sincere apologies that I dropped the ball and didn’t have the business acumen to pick it back up again!”
However, Brandrick may no longer be with the company, as his profile on the social media site states that he is on gardening leave.
According to Companies House, Catercall Technical Services was incorporated in June 2003. Brandrick is listed as the only current director.
The servicing specialist offers both one-off catering equipment repairs and dedicated preventative maintenance contracts.