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Discount equipment supplier goes out of business

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A meeting will be held tomorrow to decide the next course of action for Washington Discount Catering Equipment, which has gone out of business.

Creditors of the Tyne and Wear company will meet at the Sunderland offices of administrators RSM Tenon Restructuring to receive the directors’ statement of affairs and appoint a liquidator. Creditors will also have the option of appointing a liquidation committee if they think fit.

Washington Discount Catering Equipment had been supplying new and used catering equipment to the North East of England for 13 years.

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It started out with two industrial units on the Pattinson South Industrial Estate and eventually went on to occupy six units and 6,000 square feet of showroom space. It employed five staff.

Its website offered a wide range of cooking, refrigeration and pizza equipment from most of the industry’s top brands, although it is not known how much product it stocked at the time it stopped trading.

Calls to the office were this morning answered by a former employee who said he had taken over the phone number but is no longer connected to the company. He said he was considering setting up his own business, but did not elaborate.

Company director George Grieve, whose name was on the ‘Meetings of Creditors’ notice that the company issued, could not be reached for comment on the situation.

The creditors meeting will take place at 1.15pm tomorrow. In order to be entitled to vote at the meeting, creditors must lodge their proxies together with a statement of their claim at the offices of RSM Tenon Restructuring, unless they are individual creditors attending in person.

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