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Wilson Field has secured a new future for a Banbury headquartered events management company, which boasted clients including Crufts, Tour of Britain and Virgin London Marathon after it was bought out of administration.
ARB (Sound Vision Light Power) Limited was established in September 2014 and specialised in event hire including providing audio visual solutions equipment, hire and installation.
The company, which traded from Coton Cottage, Chacombe near Banbury, called in administrators from Sheffield-headquartered Wilson Field for formal insolvency advice.
The company, which has an impressive client list and relied solely on sub-contractors as and when needed, suffered VAT and HMRC issues as a result of a period of illness.
Kelly Burton and Lisa Hogg from Wilson Field were appointed as joint administrators on February 20 and concluded a pre-packaged sale of the business and assets for an undisclosed sum to ARB Motors Limited, lead by the same management team.
Kelly Burton, director and licensed insolvency practitioner at Wilson Field said:
“Wilson Field was brought in to look at the situation of the business.
“The focus on the company had diluted during a period of illness of one of the two directors. A debt was due to HMRC and a repayment proposal was rejected resulting in the need to protect the business and assets via a formal insolvency procedure.
“The pre-packaged sale means the business, which was an established player in event management at large scale events, has a bright future moving forward.
“The loss of a major employee’s input through illness can harm an organisation and it is important for businesses to seek help should this arise. Timing is essential to keep focus on the business.”
ARB has combined experience of more than 100 years and provided hire equipment such as indoor and outdoor PA systems, single and double-decker commentary units, street sound vehicles, exhibition TVs, stage lighting and mobile power in both primary and secondary distribution.