The company operated a Nissan, SsangYong and Isuzu dealership as well as a Land Rover servicing centre in Howden, near Goole, East Yorkshire.
From the same site, which is a freehold property (3.56 acres), the company also operated a used car dealership, a BP petrol forecourt and a 24-hour Spar shop.
The Joint Administrators are trading the business in a limited capacity by continuing to trade the Spar shop. The remainder of the business was closed down pre-appointment.
The company employed 81 members of staff. The majority were made redundant prior to the appointment of the Joint Administrators. Sixteen members of staff have been retained to operate the Spar shop.
Howard Smith, Associate Restructuring Partner at KPMG, said: “The Brian Leighton business experienced severe cashflow difficulties in recent months, which hindered its ability to meet its financial obligations and fund new vehicles.
“We are currently reviewing options to find buyers for the premises and assets, as well as the petrol forecourt business and Spar shop. Interested parties are encouraged to get in touch.
“We have staff on site to assist employees with any queries and claims to the Redundancy Payments Office.”
Sale of business enquires should be directed to Stuart Janes or Ian Campbell – 0113 231 3907 / 0113 231 3036
Creditor queries/retention of title claims should be directed to Thomas Swiers – 0113 231 3316
Employee queries should be directed to Jayne Turner – 0113 231 3028
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