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School uniform firm enters liquidation

Date Added: 04/03/2013  

A Derbyshire school uniform provider has announced it is going into liquidation.

Imprint Schoolwear, which is based in Bretby Business Park, Ashby Road, Burton, revealed financial difficulties have forced it to take the step.

A statement issued by the firm thanked everyone who has been a customer of the company over the course of its lifetime and explained the rise in the number of supermarkets selling school uniforms has had an impact on the health of the business.

According to a report by the Burton Mail, the company said: "While we are disappointed that we will no longer be able to serve parents and children, we are certain that our presence in the market has made a difference to the prices of schoolwear locally and to customers' expectations to receive a friendly customer service when buying school uniform."

Abbot Beyne, John Port, John Taylor, Paulet, Pingle and William Allitt were among the local secondary schools to have their uniforms stocked at the firm.

Imprint Schoolwear was also well known for a scheme that saw it sponsor the schooling of a Burundian youngster for a year for every school that recommended it to parents as its main uniform supplier.

The statement from the firm noted the state of the economy in the UK has also been damaging to the viability of the company over the course of the last few years.

Britain's economy contracted in the last three months of 2012 and there are fears a triple-dip recession could be around the corner, which could force many firms to take business debt advice in a bid to avoid being served with a winding up order.

Last week, it was revealed that as many as 150 members of staff at Northampton company Deane & Amos are being made redundant as the company is going into administration.

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Posted by Julie Cutts

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