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Wilson Field appointed as interim liquidators of Hebridean Sea Salt Ltd
Sheffield-based insolvency specialists, Wilson Field, have been appointed as interim liquidators of Hebridean Sea Salt LTD. The appointment comes after the company ran into difficulty following an investigation by the Western Isle Council on behalf of Food Standards Scotland (FSS).
The company, which had supplied a number of retailers including Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, and The Cooperative, had seen its troubles well-documented across both local and national media outlets. The FSS claimed that product labelling was misleading, as it was revealed that products in fact contained 80% imported table-salt.
The company ceased trading earlier this year after media attention led to a loss of regular contracts.
Owner and founder, Natalie Crayton, strongly disputed that her actions were in fact deceptive, and branded the actions of the FSS as ‘bully-boy tactics’.
Insolvency practitioners Fiona Grant, and Lisa Hogg, of Wilson Field, were appointed interim liquidators of the company on 12th July 2017.
Under Scottish insolvency legislation, liquidators are tasked with realising company assets to provide the best possible financial outcome for its creditors. Calum Jones of Kepstorn Solicitors acted as legal adviser to Wilson Field on this case. Ian Maycock of Charterfields handled asset disposals.