Well-known Cheshire attraction Stockley Farm has gone into administration, putting 100 jobs and the future of the business at risk.
Siann Huntley and Andy Beckingham, of Leonard Curtis Business Rescue & Recovery, were appointed joint administrators of Stockley Farm Partnership on September 3rd.
A popular attraction set in 680 acres in Northwich close to junction 9 of the M56, Stockley Farm specialises in arable and dairy goods and also operates as an open farm. It has been opened to the general public since 1987.
Reducing profit margins and the need for investment has meant that the business has suffered in recent times.
Huntley said: “We are currently assessing the business’ financial position to ascertain which parts of it can be saved. The farm is a well-known local attraction and has won a number of awards and accreditations for the great work it has carried out in the community. We will be working closely with the partners and stakeholders to achieve a positive outcome for all.
“While the position is being assessed, regrettably a small number of the casual workforce will not be continuing with the business moving forward. We would encourage any parties with an interest in the business to contact us as soon as possible.”