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'.
A highly regarded service provider operating over a span of 31 years. Offers dedicated residential care services for elderly and physically disabled clients, as well as residents with early dementia.
Provides a comprehensive service offering for industrial, commercial and private clients across a diverse range of sectors.
Offers a comprehensive range of design, project management and contracting services to clients throughout Southern England. Current order book is worth in excess of £1.3m, with a further £700k worth of projects in the final stages of negotiation.
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