NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Aberdeen firm NTP Kitchens goes into receivership

NTP Kitchens
Image caption Some NTP Kitchens staff have already been made redundant

An Aberdeen kitchen firm has gone into receivership, with 29 jobs set to be lost.

NTP Kitchens has bases in the Bridge of Don and Union Square.

NTP, which designs, builds and installs kitchens, employs 23 members of staff at its Bridge of Don headquarters.

Receivers Johnston Carmichael said some staff had already been made redundant. Between 60 to 70 customers who have outstanding orders are being contacted about the situation.

NTP's sister company Crosby Kitchens in Rotherham, where six people are employed, has entered liquidation.

A spokesperson for NTP Kitchens and Crosby Kitchens commented: "It is with deep regret that we confirm today that NTP Kitchens has been placed into receivership, whilst Crosby Kitchens has entered liquidation.

"These developments stem from the recent recession, which had a hugely negative impact on retail sales, with customers proving to be extremely cautious when it came to discretionary purchases such as kitchens.

"It was hoped that the market would have picked up significantly by this point - and demand for kitchens would have returned to pre-credit crunch levels - but unfortunately this has not materialised, leading us to today's decisions."

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites