Unipart Automotive Limited – in Administration

Mark Orton, Jonny Marston and Will Wright were appointed Joint Administrators of Unipart Automotive Limited – in Administration (the ‘Company’) on 23 July 2014.

The administration has come to an end. For further information, including the exit route from the administration, please refer to the final progress report.

Shortly following appointment, the Joint Administrators successfully concluded the pre-packaged sale of 33 branches and 5 hubs to Andrew Page and The Parts Alliance. This sale also incorporated all of the Company’s stock and resulted in 361 members of the workforce transferring over to the purchaser.

The status of all the branches is detailed in the attached document on this page, titled "Unipart Property Status". The document also provides contact details of the current occupant. Should you wish to discuss a site that has been offered for surrender then please ring the dedicated landlord number on 0117 905 4400 or email your query to PSL.landlordqueries@kpmg.co.uk.

The Company ceased to trade immediately on appointment and the branches excluded from the above sale were closed with immediate effect. The branches excluded from the sale and which have been closed are available on a site by site basis and further information regarding this is detailed on the Sale of Business Page.

The majority of the Company’s workforce have been made redundant and a small number of employees have been retained to assist us with our duties and the closure of the branches excluded from the sale.

For further detailed information in relation to the following, please refer to the specific page by following the relevant link to the left:

  • Customers;
  • Suppliers;
  • Sale of Business; and
  • Employees.

Specific information for landlords is contained within the document attached to this page, titled "Landlord FAQ". If you cannot find the answer to your issue in this document and your query relates to a property, please ring the dedicated number for landlords on 0117 905 4400 or email your query to PSL.landlordqueries@kpmg.co.uk.

Given the Company has ceased trading, the Company is unable to offer further support to Unipart Car Care Centres, Express Factors and the KIS Online system. We expect that Unipart Group Limited will be releasing an announcement regarding ongoing support in respect of Unipart Car Care Centres, Express Factors and KIS Online within the next few days.

If you have a query which relates to Unipart Car Care Centres or a franchise, please contact Andrew Jeffrey of the Company on 01869 328333 or email your query to andrew.jeffrey@unipartautomotive.co.uk.

This site will be updated and expanded regularly with information as the administration progresses.

Should you have any other queries which are not answered on this site, please contact James Portwood (01159 353429 / james.portwood@kpmg.co.uk) or Agrim Ganti (0115 9353558 / agrim.ganti@kpmg.co.uk).

We appreciate your ongoing patience and support in these matters.

Statutory notices and reports

Notice of appointment 
Creditors Letter Notifying Appointment 
SIP 16 Memorandum 
Joint Administrators’ Proposals 
Notice of deemed approval of Proposals 
LANDLORD FAQ 
EMPLOYEE FAQ 
Potential Job Opportunities for former Unipart Employees 
Unipart Property Status 
Notice of Extension 
1st Progress Report 
2nd Progress Report 
3rd Progress Report 
4th Progress report 
Notice of Extension (to 22 July 2017) 
5th Progress Report 
6th Progress Report 
Final Progress Report 

Mark Jeremy Orton is authorised to act as an insolvency practitioner by the Insolvency Practitioners Association.
Jonathan Charles Marston and William James Wright are authorised to act as insolvency practitioners by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.
We are bound by the Insolvency Code of Ethics.
The Officeholder(s) are Data Controllers of personal data as defined by the Data Protection Act 2018. Personal data will be kept secure and processed only for matters relating to the appointment. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for further information.


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Lahiru Wijayasiri
Case contact
Tel +44 (0) 121 2323191
Fax +44 (0) 121 232 3500

James Portwood
Case Manager

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