Carlauren Group announces closure of three Heritage Hotels after group falls into administration


Carlauren Group has been forced to close three Heritage Hotels after the group went into administration.

In total, 64 staff across the business have been made redundant, with employees at Auckland House Hotel, Isle of Wight, Headway Hotel, Morecambe, and Lambert Manor in Cumbria, affected by the closures.

Four staff will be retained to run the lodges and pool facility at Lambert Manor, with a number of redundancies also being made at head office level.

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Earlier this year, Quantuma and Duff and Phelps were appointed as joint administrators over the Carlauren Group of companies with a remit to investigate the disappearance of more than £50m of investors’ money.

Carl Jackson, managing partner at Quantuma, said: “We have been working tirelessly to stabilise the group.

“With regret it has been necessary to make the difficult decision to close three Heritage Hotel properties.

“The seasonal nature of these properties means heavy trading losses are forecast for the first quarter of the year meaning that that any profits made elsewhere in the group would be negated.

“Our immediate priority is to ensure that those affected receive the appropriate support required to enable them to make the necessary claims from the Redundancy Payments Service.

“We will be closely managing the group’s trading position and will possibly seek to take steps to reopen some or all of these properties as appropriate in due course.

“In the meantime the remaining properties in the group will continue to trade, securing the ongoing employment of the remaining 200 staff.”

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