Administrators to wholesaler Palmer & Harvey McLane have announced 404 redundancies across the UK, 25 in Scotland
Administrators from PwC were appointed on 28 November and have been unable to find buyers for P&H Direct Van Sales, P&H Sweetdirect and P&H Snacksdirect, all subsidiaries of Palmer & Harvey McLane (Holdings).
As a result the administrators have had “no alternative” but to make 404 people redundant across the country, retaining a small number of staff to help with the wind down of the business.
Matthew Callaghan, joint administrator and partner, said: “We have been working closely with the directors of the vans business to pursue a sale. However, it is with regret that we have to announce this has not been successful.
“We will be working with those being made redundant, as we have with those made redundant previously to assist and provide support where possible.”