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For H Mitton Ltd, Morrisons’ Contract Loss Was Devastating



For H Mitton Ltd, Morrisons' Contract Loss Was Devastating

(CTN News) – Earlier this week, Morrisons Licensed Insolvency Practitioners Begbies Traynor (Central) LLP in Leeds were entrusted with the management of the H Mitton Ltd, which is situated in Mackenzie House on Cleckheaton Road, Low Moor.

There was a notice lodged just before 11am on Monday, September 4, which was confirmed to the Telegraph & Argus by HM Courts & Tribunals Service.

Upon hearing of the loss of Mitton’s “largest client” Morrisons, Begbies Traynor has since told the T&A that it was “devastating”.

It has been almost a century since the company has been providing extensive electrical and mechanical services across a network of locations.

Mitton has cut 140 jobs following the loss of the contract in March, as a result of the loss of the contract.

Morrisons has been reported to be preparing to step back from its relationship with at least 83 suppliers of property maintenance in favour of an all-in-one provider for repairs, at a time when it is planning to cut ties with at least 83 suppliers.

As the supermarket chain is based in Bradford and a number of the contracts were believed to date back many years, many of the companies that were affected were thought to be located in Bradford.

The remaining 160 jobs at Begbies Traynor have now been made redundant, according to a statement by the company.

A spokesman for the administrators said: “Bob Maxwell and Julian Pitts, of Begbies Traynor, have been appointed as joint administrators of Bradford-based building services group H Mitton Ltd as of September 4.

It has been reported that this company, whose largest client was the supermarket chain Morrisons, for which they provided extensive electrical and mechanical services across multiple stores, lost the contract in March this year and has not been able to recover financially since then.

After losing the Morrisons contract, H Mitton Ltd’s 300-strong workforce has been reduced to 160 employees, and all the remaining employees have now been made redundant as a result.

Mitton Mechanical Services, Mitton Electrical Services, and Mitton Aftercare are all part of the Mitton Group, which has its headquarters at Cleckheaton Road, Low Moor in Bradford.

“The joint administrators are in the process of selling the assets of the business, including a fleet of vans and other vehicles, and electrical and mechanical stock.”

Bob Maxwell, joint administrator at Begbies Traynor, said: “H Mitton has been in business for almost a century in Bradford.

The loss of the Morrison contract earlier this year was a devastating blow to the company, and it was not able to recover financially.

H Mitton Ltd and Morrisons have been contacted for comment by The Telegraph & Argus.


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