News: 2012 - written by Caroline Ramsey

Welsh record label, Sain Records, which has published music by a large number of high profile Welsh artists since its inception in 1969, has been put up for sale. [more]
A Cheshire based building services contractor, ABS Engineering, has fallen into administration and a buyer has not yet been secured for the company. [more]
Mining operator ATH Resources is being put up for sale after failing to find a refinancing solution. [more]
Belfast's Odyssey Pavilion has been put on the market with a price tag of £1 [more]
Stratford's Wine Agencies has entered administration following ongoing financial difficul [more]
The sale of Citation is nearing completion as the company's owners have received a number of offers from private equity and trade bu [more]
The government has been urged to sell off unused commercial properties in order to cut costs and to help improve market conditions. [more]
The Marriott hotel in Manchester, The Victoria & Albert, is up for sale after experiencing a troubled recent hist [more]
Roofing firm Rock International Holdings has entered administration, following a management buy-out four years ago. KPMG has been appointed as the administrators of the company, with Jane Moria [more]
Radium automotive has entered administration with KPMG appointed to handle the situation. Andy McGill and Mark Orton from the accountancy firm have taken joint adminis [more]
Leading stock photo site Getty Images has been acquired by several of its own key management personnel and the Carlyle Group. [more]
Hawksley Engineering has been placed into administration following difficult trading conditions. The engineering firm, based in Gunness near Scunthorpe, has been trading since 1972 and empl [more]
Begbies Traynor has placed the Newcastle-based Bridge Organisation into administration due to a lack of funding. The Bridge Training and Education Opportunities for Women was established in 1985 by a small [more]
Coopland & Son, a well-established family bakery business based in Scarborough, has acquired Peters Bakery out of administration. The sale to Cooplands will save more than 200 jobs, with 22 Peters Bakery stores and the firm's factory, headquart [more]
Two meat processing plants owned by the farmer-run co-operate ANM Group have been put up for sale. [more]
Dentsu, the Japanese advertising agency has finally cracked the global market by making a business purchase. [more]
Swindon-based car clamping company Whites Car Parking Solutions has gone into administration this week amidst continued complaints from local motorists claiming that the company used a series of unlawful and sometimes even intimidating tactics to issue false parking fines. The firm’s boss, Jason White, heavily refutes the accusations made against the company [more]
Commercial property is still popular with buyers in the north of England as recent auctions have proven popular with buyers. [more]
Health food retailer Julian Graves has appointed administrators from Deloitte to take stock of its financial position. [more]
HMV has sold the Hammersmith Apollo to an American-German joint venture for £32 million, it has been confi [more]