Northern Ireland

Belfast printing firm in administration

Administrators have been appointed to Belfast printing firm Northern Whig Limited.

The firm ceased trading last week and its 21 employees were made redundant.

The Northern Whig was originally one of Ireland's oldest newspapers. Founded in 1824, the Whig published continuously until it closed in 1963.

The name continued and has since operated as commercial printers, specialising in digital and lithographic printing and design.

Joint Administrative Receiver Stephen Cave said the company's trading position had deteriorated due to a declining turnover.

"Despite the efforts of the directors to secure a way forward for the business, cash flow pressures led to the business ceasing to trade last week, with all employees being made redundant," he said.

"Since our appointment our immediate objective has been to determine the precise financial position of the company, and to examine potential sale opportunities."

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