Home About Contribute Media Kit Contact Sign In


Finance Industry News

Liquidators appointed to social housing developer

Joanne Hammond and Kris Wigfield of Begbies Traynor have been appointed as the joint liquidators of social housing developer Starfish Commercial Ltd after it entered creditors voluntary liquidation on 22nd September 2020.

Liquidators appointed to social housing developer

"Like many industries, construction has been hit by the fallout of the pandemic"
Joint liquidator Kris Wigfield

Based in Chesterfield, Starfish Commercial was founded nine years ago and specialised in building homes for local authorities and housing associations as well as building sustainable homes. Sheffield-based Henry Boot took a majority stake in Starfish Commercial in August 2019.


Henry Boot said in a statement that Starfish ‘was not performing in line with our expectations, with Covid-19 also materially impacting its operations’.


Joint liquidator Kris Wigfield commented: “Like many industries, construction has been hit by the fallout of the pandemic, but, while some areas have seen a rise in activity over the last few months, unfortunately, the social housing sector still faces an uncertain future.”


Finance Business News - An apprentice at West Lancashire firm Acumen Financial Partnership says lockdown helped him focus on becoming a fully qualified adviser. Daniel Frampton, who s 21, finished The Chartered Insurance Institute CII apprenticeship four months early despite some of his exams being cancelled.

Lockdown success for West Lancashire apprentice

Finance Business News - Three professional services firms based in Manchester have come together to share their expertise by providing a series of webinars. Alexander amp Co Chartered Accountants and Tax Advisors, BLM Law and Xentum Financial Planning and Wealth Management will provide these complementary to both clients and non-clients.

Three Manchester businesses are sharing their expertise in a series of webinars

Finance Business News - Salford Credit Union is recruiting for a treasurer to donate their time and skills in order to support the organisation s next phase of development - as it improves its offer to compete with high street lenders.

Salford Credit Union appeals for financial services expert to join their board

Finance Business News - The national awards, which are held in association with ContractorUK and FreeAgent, are highly sought after across the entire accounting industry as they recognise the top contractor suppliers across the UK.

Gorilla Accounting Nominated For Prestigious National Award

Finance Business News - COVID-19 pandemic is taking its toll on both the lives and livelihoods of the UK nation. For businesses, the challenge of regaining the monetary losses suffered in recent months commences. This is particularly true for SMEs.

How SMEs Can Support Their Finance Department After a Pandemic

Finance Business News - As a society, we are becoming more eco-conscious, both as consumers and as businesses.

Want to Empower Your Employees To Be More Sustainable?