Alexander Skea Limited (in Liquidation)

t/a Netdwes Self Storage

Gordon MacLure of Johnston Carmichael LLP was appointed as Provisional Liquidator of Alexander Skea Limited (the "Company") by Forfar Sheriff Court on Friday 26 January 2018. Mr MacLure was subsequently appointed Interim Liquidator of the Company on 15 February 2018.

The Company ceased trading on 10 January 2018 and all employees were made redundant by its directors on that date.  However, the Company's self-storage business, which traded as Netdwes Self Storage, continues to operate as normal.

Self-storage business

The self-storage business, comprising container and storage rental at Peasiehill Road, Elliot Industrial Estate, Arbroath continues to operate as normal. 

Customers renting self-storage units must pay their ongoing rent to the Interim Liquidator.

No party is permitted to remove containers from the Company’s premises without the express consent of the Interim Liquidator or his staff. 

  • Rent for self-storage container rental can either by paid by direct bank transfer to the bank account set up by the Interim Liquidator or by cheque. 

  • Please email Maria Humphries at maria.humphries@jcca.co.uk or richard.bathgate@jcca.co.uk to request bank details for remittances and to provide your full name, address and telephone number. Your contact details are important so that the Interim Liquidator can acknowledge receipt of rent paid and keep you updated. 

  • Cheques should be made payable to: "Gordon MacLure as Interim Liquidator of Alexander Skea Limited” and sent to Gordon MacLure, Johnston Carmichael LLP, Bishop’s Court, 29 Albyn Place, Aberdeen, AB10 1YL.

Interested parties

The Interim Liquidator is now making the self-storage business available for sale as a whole.

A site visit for interested parties will be held at 10am on Tuesday 20 February 2018 with indicative, non-binding offers to be received by 5pm on Friday 23 February 2018.  Please let us know in advance if you wish to attend the site visit.

The Interim Liquidator is seeking to complete a sale to a preferred bidder on or before Friday 2 March 2018 to minimise disruption to self-storage customers.

Further details of the assets available for sale and the sales process are shown in the attached document.

Parties interested in acquiring the self-storage business as a whole should email richard.bathgate@jcca.co.uk.

Creditors

The Interim Liquidator will be writing to all creditors of the Company shortly and will enclose a Claim Form for the submission of claims for amounts owed.  It is too early to give any indication of dividend prospects for creditors at this stage.

Former employees

The Interim Liquidator has submitted information to the Redundancy Payments Service in relation to amounts owed to former employees.  He will be writing to all former employees in the week commencing 19 February 2018 with information on how they can now claim any amounts due to them.

Book debts

Please note that any book debts due to the Company by customers of the former haulage business or the self-storage business remain payable.

For general enquiries or to ask questions in relation to the above, please contact Maria Humphries on 01224 212 222.

Please note that the Interim Liquidator has not and will not adopt any contracts entered into by the Company. The Interim Liquidator is an agent of the Company and acts without personal liability.

 Gordon MacLure is authorised to act as an insolvency practitioner in the UK by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.