BREAKING NEWS: Sussex dealer calls in the liquidators

SJ Catering school kitchen installation crop
One of SJ Catering Equipment’s school kitchen installations.

Horsham-based catering equipment distributor S.J. Catering & Chemicals Ltd has appointed liquidators, according to a notification on the London Gazette website.

A special resolution was passed on 13 March stating “that the company be and is hereby wound up voluntarily and that Andy John and Neil Bennett both of Leonard Curtis, London, be and are hereby appointed joint liquidators of the company for the purposes of the winding up of the company”.

It is not currently known why this step had to be taken.

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S.J. Catering & Chemicals was established on 3 December 2007, with the MD recorded as Steve Weatherill, and a further director as Denise Laughton.

A further entity, SJ Catering Equipment, also incorporated by Weatherill, is being liquidated by Leonard Curtis Business Rescue & Recovery too. According to Companies House, this company was established on 1 December 2016.

Both S.J. Catering & Chemicals and SJ Catering Equipment are registered at separate addresses in Horsham, both seemingly residential, if information on Google Maps is up to date.

Catering Insight has requested comment from both Leonard Curtis representatives and SJ’s Weatherill, but has been unable to obtain any further information as of yet.

The SJ Catering Equipment website is no longer live and the dealer’s phone lines are also not working.

However, the business’s Facebook page states that it serviced kitchens in the Horsham area and held 112 monthly preventative maintenance service contracts for sites including school kitchens, restaurants and office commercial kitchen premises.

The page also detailed that as well as a free non-obligatory site survey, the dealer also offered standard, comprehensive and custom preventative maintenance service packages, including deep cleaning of equipment and extraction systems, floors and walls.

SJ provided kitchen planning, building works and new or reconditioned equipment supply, comprising range cookers, convection ovens, steamers, fridges, freezers, service counters, glass washers, dishwashers, fabrication and food preparation equipment.

The Facebook page additionally stated: “SJ Catering & Chemicals has been established for over 30 years and we pride ourselves on our superb level of customer service. Covering the whole of the South-East and London, we are one of the few companies approved by the council with Exor and we are Gas Safe registered.”

Elsewhere, Companies House also records that Weatherill has recently incorporated a new dealership on 27 February 2018. The latest company is called Gatwick Catering Equipment & Servicing Ltd and is registered to an address in Newdigate, Surrey.

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Clare Nicholls

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1 Comment

  1. Well the industry is knackered really more to follow due to low non existent margins, hope you all find new work

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