When Highbury House Communications, the North London-based publisher of many well-known newsstand magazines, finally limped into administration in early 2006, it had total net debts of £29.5m. Much of this had been ratcheted up by overly ambitious executives who overvalued acquisitions including Paragon Communications and underestimated the potential costs involved in launching new media products. In its terminal stage, one-time Sun editor and media hard man Kelvin Mackenizie took over the helm, allegedly sinking some £1.5m of his own money into the company. But after three months he walked away, admitting defeat. It seemed that this business was a complete 'basket case'.
This tour operator has established itself as reliable provider and organiser of group travel excursions for over 25 years. The business offers a wide selection of pre-defined tours for the most popular destinations. Offers invited.
This logistics business operates within two large industrial centres providing storage, courier and haulage services from single parcel up to palletised freight. Offers invited.
The business was founded in this location in 2005 and prides itself on offering authentic Italian cuisine in lovely relaxed surroundings. The business is reluctantly only being sold so the owner can enjoy a well-earned retirement, but he is keen for...
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