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Wessex ceases trading

Wessex ceases tradingWessex’s managing director, Jon Day, announced in mid-June that after 50 years of trading, the Wessex Park Home and Leisure Lodge business would be closing down.
He said that the intensified market- place over the past five years had rendered the company unable to continue to operate viably.

He added that the intention was to wind down as a controlled voluntary closure whereby existing accepted orders are completed but no further orders taken. After sales support will continue to be provided until all warranties are discharged.

‘By taking these steps now,’ he said, ‘we can meet our commitments to customers, employees and suppliers.

‘We are still liquid and do not therefore anticipate a forced liquidation.’

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For park owners with orders in the pipeline, he said that the company would endeavour to avoid and minimise any impact on delivery dates. With regard to prospective new customers who they would be unable to supply, Mr Day said that he and his colleagues would be happy to offer advice on the best company among Wessex’s competitors that would be able to match individual requirements.

Wessex Park Homes started business in the 1960s as Wonderland Homes, producing both holiday caravans and residential park homes.
The name was subsequently changed to Wessex Park and Leisure Homes and in recent years the company has produced both residential park homes and some exceedingly innovative leisure lodges.

Staff on this magazine would like to express their sadness at this news and to wish Mr Day and his employees all the best for the future.