Jenks goes into administration

Jenks Sales Brokers 160-strong workforce has been made redundant after it went into administration.

PriceWaterhouseCoopers have been appointed as administrators. A spokeswoman for PwC said: “There is no prospect of a sale or of continuity. It will be a wind-down.”

She said Jenks had been hit by pressures caused by the recession with companies it supplied buying less, and she said it had suffered because of foreign exchange fluctuations.

The company is also reported to have experienced teething problems at its new 320,000sq ft warehouse and head office in Milton Keynes.

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