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What has happened?

  • Zelf Hussain, Peter Dickens and Yulia Marshall of PwC were appointed as joint administrators of the Companies on 30 June 2020. In addition, Ross Connock of PwC was also appointed as joint administrator of Formation Furniture Limited.

  • Following their appointment, the joint administrators are pleased to announce the sale of certain business and assets of the Group to Bensonsforbedsretail Limited, Bensonsforbedsmanufacturing Limited and BlueGroup Propoco Limited (“the Purchasers”). The transaction largely relates to the Bensons for Beds business but the Purchasers will honour any open orders placed before 30 June 2020, including those relating to the Harveys business. 

  • The Harveys furniture stores and manufacturing facilities will continue to trade in administration whilst all options are explored. 

What does this mean for Harveys furniture stores and distribution centres  

  • The joint administrators are continuing to trade from Harveys stores whilst all options are explored for the business. If you are a supplier to a Harveys store, please contact uk_bluegroup_suppliers@pwc.com to discuss any requirements for ongoing supply. 

  • The joint administrators are continuing to operate from its Avonmouth and Magna distribution centres whilst all options are explored for the business. If you are a supplier to these distribution centres, please uk_bluegroup_suppliers@pwc.com to discuss any requirements for ongoing supply.

What does this mean for Bensons for Beds businesses 

  • Certain business and assets relating to the Bensons for Beds businesses were acquired by the Purchasers on 30 June 2020. As such, all suppliers relating to this business should contact Bensons for Beds in the usual manner to ascertain its supply requirements going forwards.    

What does this mean for Formation Furniture Ltd 

  • The Harveys Formation Furniture Ltd (“FF”) is continuing to trade its operations at its manufacturing site located at 11 Kingsway, Bridgend Industrial Estate, Bridgend CF31 3TY under the supervision of the Joint Administrators.

  • If you provided services to FF before the administration, then please contact uk_bluegroup_suppliers@pwc.com to discuss any requirements for ongoing supply. 

  • FF will pay for Services supplied during the Administration, but only where those supplies are made against a written order (purchase order and/or letter of undertaking) signed by one of the Joint Administrators or an authorised member of our PwC team.  

  • All outstanding amounts at the date of the Joint Administrators’ appointment will be an unsecured claim in the administration. We will shortly be providing guidance on how to submit a claim via an online creditors portal.  Our preferred method for creditors to submit claims and supporting documents is via the Turnkey (IPS) online portal, as this is the most efficient and cost effective way for us to deal with your claim and also allows you to better track its status, so we recommend the use of the online portal for claim submission.  Your unique login details will be sent to you separately.

  • If your claim includes VAT, you may be able to obtain VAT bad debt relief six months after your supply. Your local VAT office can help you with this.

When will I get paid?

  • Payment for goods and services provided prior to the date of appointment will not be paid for.

  • However, you can submit a claim to the joint administrators for the amount you were owed prior to their appointment. If there are funds available, you may receive a dividend payment in due course, although at this time we cannot estimate what this will be. Details of how to file a claim will be sent to all suppliers in the coming days.

  • You will be paid on normal terms for any goods and services provided to the Companies against a purchaser order signed by a member of the PwC team.

I have goods on site can I get them back?

If you believe you have a Retention of Title claim over goods that you have supplied to the Companies please contact the Administration team at  uk_bluegroup_suppliers@pwc.com who will deal with your enquiry.

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