Mereway Kitchens gives notice to administrators

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Mereway Kitchens has given notice to appoint administrators after rumours about its future swirled around the industry for several weeks.

Founded in 1986, Mereway Kitchens is the UK supplier to over 100 independent retailers, as well as national retailer John Lewis.

Kbbreview understands that there are parties interested in buying some assets of the company but it is thought that no firm offers have been made.

It is also understood that this does not affect the bathroom arm of the group, which is run as a separate company.

Rumours had circulated among some dealers about Mereway Kitchens’ fate for some time but, as of the time of publishing, none of the retailers spoken to by kbbreview have had any formal communication from the company.

kbbreview has been unable to contact Mereway Kitchens for comment.

Its last published accounts, for the year ending December 2021, saw turnover increase by nearly 30% year-on-year to almost £19 million. In July 2022, the company unveiled a full rebrand with a look that, according to managing director Mark Mills, took a year to complete.

In March last year, Mereway Kitchens also launched the Aura brand as its entry-level offering.

Former sales and marketing director Mark Mills took over as MD in 2020 after company founders Bob and Richard Norris took a step back from the day-to-day management.

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