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End of the line for kitchen pair

CrosbyKitchen retailers NTP Kitchens and sister company Crosby Kitchens have gone into receivership and liquidation respectively. NTP has two showrooms in Aberdeen while Crosby operated from Rotherham.

NTP receivers Johnston Carmichael has already made some of NTP's 23 staff redundant and it is contacting about 65 customers who have outstanding orders. Crobsy had six employees.

A company statement says: 'It is with deep regret that we confirm today that NTP Kitchens has been placed into receivership, whilst Crosby Kitchens has entered liquidation. These developments stem from the recent recession, which had a hugely negative impact on retail sales, with customers proving to be extremely cautious when it came to discretionary purchases such as kitchens.

'It was hoped that the market would have picked up significantly by this point - and demand for kitchens would have returned to pre-credit crunch levels - but unfortunately this has not materialised.'

The group can trace its history back to 1936, beginning as a bedroom manufacturer.