Jobs in danger as another motorhome firm goes into administration

An award winning Mexborough motorhome business is urgently looking for a new buyer, placing twenty six jobs in jeopardy, after going into administration.

The administrators for Bentley Motorhomes Ltd had no choice but to place the firm into voluntary liquidation after holding a meeting with creditors. Andrew Cordon and Richard Saville, of Begbies Traynor have been appointed joint administrators after the motorhome firm suffered from a significant reduction in sales in recent months. The firm trades from the Swinton Meadow Industrial Estate and employs twenty six staff. In 2011 the firm had a turnover of £2.5 million. The firm are well known throughout the motorhome industry and they have won numerous awards for both their innovation and design. They also won three major awards in the Caravan Club Design and Drive Awards 2011.

Andrew Cordon said: “It is particularly disappointing to be appointed to such a well-run company and one that has an excellent reputation for the quality of its products. The market in which the company trades is extremely competitive and the recent poor weather has done little for sales. We have received considerable interest in the business, which at this early stage is encouraging.”

The team at Mexborough have also won awards for design innovation, quality and aftercare. They created motorhomes and brands that have been lauded in the press and coveted by delighted customers who have travelled thousands of miles in a mobile home that they protect with motorhome insurance. The firm also enjoyed repeat business from previous customers who did not hesitate to return when the time came for an upgrade. They operated from the same trading premises as another motorhome builder, Autowise, which has also collapsed. No one from the company could be contacted but they are expected to make a statement in the near future.