By Ted Nuyten
UK based Kleeneze Limited, which employs 71 people at its warehouse in Heywood has ceased to trade, and all positions are at risk.
The 95-year old direct sales organisation sells and distributes a wide range of household and beauty products through an active network of around 5,000 independent sales distributors.
Joint Administrator David Acland said: “Kleeneze has performed well over the years and has a strong network of independent sales distributors. Unfortunately, tough trading conditions have resulted in the business entering administration.
“The business has ceased to trade but we would urge any parties interested in acquiring the business to contact us as soon as possible.
In the meantime, we are assisting employees and stakeholders during this difficult period.”
Usdaw, the trade union for Kleeneze staff, is seeking urgent meetings with the administrators in a bid to protect members’ jobs at the Greater Manchester based business engaged in home shopping and direct selling of cleaning products, gifts and homeware.
Annette Bott – Usdaw Area Organisers says: “This is clearly a difficult and upsetting time for the 140-staff based in Accrington and Heywood. We are pressing the administrators to find a buyer for the company who will protect jobs and keep the business going.
In the meantime we are providing our members with the support, advice and representation they need.”