April 3, 2019
Roux Lifestyle Limited has appointed liquidators to wind up the company.
The company supplied sinks and taps for the Roux Kitchen range and for general retail.
According to Companies House, Roux Lifestyle Limited appointed Martin Maloney and Andrew Poxon of Manchester business rescue firm Leonard Curtis on March 11 as joint administrators.
Roux Lifestyle Limited was set up by former Astracast boss Darren Cooper in 2014 in collaboration with TV chef Michel Roux Jnr and another partner, Ben Seymour, whose job title was listed as sales director.
Roux Lifestyle sinks and taps had been produced by manufacturer Astracast, which went into administration in February after a troubled history.
Cooper told kbbreview at the time that major problems at its factory in Malta was the final straw for the business, which he had already put into administration once before in an unexpected prepack arrangement.
West Yorkshire kitchen manufacturer Moores said it will continue to make and sell Roux Kitchens, working with alternative sink and tap suppliers to complete the kitchen proposition.
According to the statement of affairs filed at Companies House, Roux Lifestyle Limited owed almost £390,000 to creditors, including a company owned by the father of Michel Roux Jnr, Albert Roux, a number of companies linked to people who worked with Astracast, and HMRC.
At the time of publishing, the administrators at Leonard Curtis were not available to comment.
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