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Brit Motorhome Maker Closing Down Business

An English motorhome manufacturer has been forced to close its doors, blaming its failure on significantly reduced sales in recent months.

Caravan Times reported that Mexborough-based Bentley Motorhomes has ceased trading, with 26 people losing their jobs as a result of the closure.

The company’s failure is made all the more shocking by its recent success – at the 2012 Caravan Club Awards, it picked up first and second place in the “Coachbuilts $70,000 to $86,000” category for its Cerise and Amber models respectively. It also won the top two spots in the “Coachbuilts over $86,000” competition for its Oulton and Mallory models.

But this success was not enough to save the company with insolvency specialist Begbies Traynor blaming a downturn in sales for the failure.

Andrew Cordon, from the administrator’s Nottingham office, said: “It is particularly disappointing to be called into such a well-run company and one that has an excellent reputation for the quality of its products.”


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