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More Secure Future For Ardsley House

Tuesday April 1 2014


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THE group which owned Ardsley House has been bought out after it went into administration.

Birmingham-based Forestdale Hotels Limited, which owned the Barnsley Road hotel and a number of subsidiary companies, went into administration last month.

The company has since been bought by London-based St James's Hotel Properties Ltd, preserving 550 jobs across a number of hotels throughout the UK.

Business restructuring partners BDO LLP was appointed administrator of Forestdale, which comprised of eight smaller companies, and secured its sale.

Kim Rayment, BDO business restructuring partner, said: "We are pleased to have concluded the sale of the majority of the business and assets of the group, preserving more than 550 hotel jobs.

"The sale was the best option to secure the future of the business, enabling it to move forward confidently and on a secure financial footing."

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Reply Posted by ha on Tuesday April 1 2014 at 14:17
well sold a company i once remember them taking charge at a company and tir.ong down offera for company and letting over 300 people go #wankers

Reply Posted by Geoff m on Tuesday April 1 2014 at 14:43
Good on ye weve had many a good re union there and hope they continue now an good luck to you for buying it

Reply Posted by mark on Tuesday April 1 2014 at 16:15
That's great to hear. Secure all them jobs. Theres a lot of history at this hotel but sadly the Decor is history too. Needs updating ..all of it updating. Looks very outdated and the carpark and outside looks like it hasnt been used in years. It could be made to look lovely

Reply Posted by John on Wednesday April 2 2014 at 12:11
Couldn't agree more. Stayed there for a wedding a few months back and the bedroom was filthy. Travel Lodge I stayed in the week after was much cleaner. The grey flashing at the front on the building makes it look like an old folks home.