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Kent firm went down owing £110,000 to suppliers

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A refrigeration distributor that went into liquidation earlier this month left behind trade debts of almost £110,000, it has emerged.

Practical Refrigeration, based in Kent, closed owing around 40% of its total deficit of £287,000 to suppliers and wholesalers.

The remaining balance was spread between HMRC, employee claims, director loan accounts and the company’s landlord.

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The firm, which traded from Crayford in Kent, was understood to be one of the longest-serving providers in the market, operating since 1977. As well as commercial refrigeration it also specialised in air conditioning.

On its website, the company listed Foster, Williams, True, Scotsman, Hoshizaki, Icematic and Gram as brands that it worked with.

A number of high-profile refrigeration industry names were owed money by the company, including Gram, Interlevin and Pentland. All three were each owed a sum of between £1,100 and £1,600 by the firm.

They got off lightly in comparison to the worst hit product suppliers, which included Scandia Coldrooms (owed £9,939), Staffordshire-based Project Distribution Ltd (£10,744) and Surrey-based United Refrigeration Ltd (£9,884).

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