Discover Leisure enters administration leaving caravanners out of pocket
It is estimated that 250 jobs will be lost as a result of the company's collapse
Monday, 17, Oct 2011 12:58
by Chris Jefferies and Marcus Dubois
One of the UK's biggest caravan retailers has entered administration, resulting in an uncertain financial future for many owners and recent buyers across the UK.
Discover Leisure, which has five retail centres across the North of England, appointed KPMG as its administrator late on Friday night (October 14th), the Press Association reports.
In an official statement the company said: "The directors and management will be working with the administrators to try and ensure that the business is saved in part or as a whole and as many of its employees as possible maintain their jobs within the business."
This sorry turn of events will leave many recent caravan buyers, and indeed existing owners with outstanding Discover Leisure warranties, exposed to losing hundreds of pounds.
On Friday, a spokeswoman from the National Caravan Council advised worried customers to contact the company directly and confirmed that Discover had pulled their stand from the NCC Motorhome & Caravan Show.
This morning, a spokesperson for Discover Leisure said: "Customers are advised to contact the company on 01430 801562 if they have any outstanding issues. Discover Leisure is not able to fulfil any warranties due to being in administration.
"Any extended warranties bought direct from Discover Leisure are being passed to the administrator, where they will be processed. Discover Leisure is providing customers who hold manufacturer warranties a list of dealers in their area who can fulfil these."
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