Russell Hume Limited – in Administration

Chris Pole and Mark Orton were appointed Joint Administrators of Russell Hume Limited – in Administration (the ‘Company’) on 19 February 2018.

Current Press Release

Headquartered in Derby and operating from six production sites in Liverpool, Birmingham, London, Boroughbridge, Exeter and Fife, the company supplied meat to a number of hotels, restaurants and pubs across the UK. It employed a total of 302 people.

Last month, production across the company sites ceased and products were recalled after an investigation was launched by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) into allegations of non-compliance with food hygiene regulations.

Chris Pole, partner at KPMG and joint administrator, commented: The recent product recall and halt in operations has caused significant customer attrition and trading difficulties, which in turn has led the directors to take the decision to place the company into administration. Regrettably, with little prospect of production restarting on site, a total of 266 people have been made redundant. Our priority over the coming days will be to work with all affected employees to provide the assistance they need in claiming monies owed from the Redundancy Payments Office. We will also be seeking buyers for the business and its assets. Any interested parties are advised to contact us as soon as possible. Interested parties are advised to contact Vijay Merchant at KPMG on 0121 232 3670.

Statutory notices and reports

Letter to creditors 
Notice of appointment 
Notice of creditors right to become an opted out creditor 
Notice to creditors of right to revoke decision to opt out 
Letter to creditors regarding the proposals 
Joint Administrators’ Proposals 
Notice of seeking decision of creditors by correspondence 
Creditor's request for a physical meeting 
Notice of creditors decision on Joint Administrators' Proposals 
1st Progress Report 

How to submit a claim

If you have amounts due to you from the Company as at the date of appointment, you can register a claim by completing a proof of debt form.

Please send your completed proof of debt form, together with supporting documentation, by email to the case contact or by post to:

Russell Hume Limited – in Administration
C/o KPMG LLP
One Snowhill
Snow Hill Queensway
Birmingham
B4 6GH

Supporting documentation for your claim includes invoices, statements of account, proofs of delivery, contracts or any other relevant information.

Christopher Robert Pole is authorised to act as an insolvency practitioner by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.
Mark Jeremy Orton is authorised to act as an insolvency practitioner by the Insolvency Practitioners Association.

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Contact Us

Jess Henrick
Case contact
Tel +44 (0) 20 73114896
Fax +44 (0) 121 232 3500

Vijay Merchant
Case Manager

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