Motorhome company goes into administration with 26 job losses.

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JOBS have gone at an award-winning Mexborough business after administrators were called in.

Bentley Motorhomes went into liquidation on Friday (August 17) according to the company’s administrators.

The 26 staff had already been made redundant.

Andrew Cordon and Richard Saville, of Begbies Traynor, were appointed as joint administrators of Bentley Motorhomes Ltd after a ‘significant reduction in sales’.

The company, which traded from Swinton Meadow Industrial Estate, last year had a turnover of £2.4 million.

The business was well known within the mobile home industry and has won awards for its innovation and design.

“It is particularly disappointing to be appointed to such a well run company and one that has an excellent reputation for the quality of its products,” said Andrew Cordon.

“The market in which the company trades is extremely competitive and the recent poor weather has done little for sales.”

He said the company directors and 110 creditors who were owed money by the company were at the meeting on Friday in Nottingham.

The company had already ceased trading, mothballed and locked up.

Mr Cordon said the deficit on the statement of affairs stood at £1.04 million. £440,000 relating to loans taken out by the directors and not repaid.

Assets were minimal, with everything sold off beforehand. No vehicles were left on the premises.

Bentley Motorhomes won three major awards in the Caravan Club Design and Drive Awards 2011.

The firm was well known for building custom-designed camper vans.

The company website said: “Our team have all won awards for design innovation, quality and aftercare throughout their careers - creating motorhomes and brands that have been lauded in the press and coveted by customers.

“We all have a lifetime of experience.”