Brownhills went into Administration yesterday

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  1. motorholmes

    motorholmes Deleted User

    Auditors in doing their stuff, staff got told last night.

    Fact not fiction, possible MBO
     
  2. pappajohn

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    no big loss there then. :thumb:
     
  3. motorholmes

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    staff? little suppliers who lose their invoices? customers with deposits?

    a few losses, perhaps?
     
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    sorry motorholmes, but i have no sympathy with anyone who deals with these cowboys.:Doh:

    there are many negative posts on this forum about brownhills service and customer care and very, very few positive ones.

    i, personally , have only been to the newark branch once and the salesman couldnt give a toss if he made a sale or not. his attitude was 'you should know what you want before you arrive then i can get back to chatting to my salesman mates'. needless to say, he never made a sale from us.

    another point, brownhills have 'closed' so many times it became a standing joke a long time ago.:Eeek:

    john.
     
  5. Jan Pendreigh

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    I just feel sorry for the (must be few by now) suppliers in Newark who have traded with Brownhills and (yet again) not been paid. When we wanted carpets custom made for our previous camper we shopped around in Newark and when we mentioned campers the universal response was "you're not Brownhills are you?". Says a lot don't you think? I have no sympathy, their customer service was pathetic and their 'technicians' caused more problems than they solved.
    Jan
     
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    I think you'll find I already said that earlier "all change again" :BigGrin::BigGrin::BigGrin:

    in fact as I was typing it for the second time, not sure what went wrong the first time you were posting it on facts: Blush:

    you must be a brownhills employee so what is happening, I am sure (speculation) swift will have some hand in it somewhere
     
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    ps

    When we came back up the A1 from Peterborough on Wednesday there were many campers heading South bearing trade plates - ????

    Jan (nasty suspicious old bag)
     
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    Going to Peterborough show maybe :Doh:
     
  9. Jan Pendreigh

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    Well some of them anyway!
     
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    Is it the whole of the Brownhills group that is affected?:Eeek:
     
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    hi :Eeek:is there a brownhills stand at peterboro ? what do they say?
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    sorry coundnt make the show slight fuel crisis:Laughing: ar work

    ray
     
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    didnt think you'd have anything to put in your tanker, ray. :Rofl1:
     
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    I went to brownhills Preston today still trading and while I was there heard a chap ordering a new M/H.
    They have a new, well unreg Damon daybreak reduced from £90K to £59995 looks stunning.
     
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    Way, way below cost, sounds like they are desperate to get some cash at any cost. MH's are not like the rag trade at 30% off and still make a good profit.

    At that price they must be selling BELOW cost
     
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    I have never dealt with Brownhills, but have heard the stories. I would have thought that if they went into administration before the show, they would be illegally trading. Surely the shutter comes down, and the administrators have to sort things out fom there. To carry on trading would only add to their problems by involving potential sales, deposits, etc, and "Porky Pies" at this stage
    Nice to meet some of the Funsters at the show. I did get rid of the cards that I borrowed from a stand that didnt seem to be interested in putting them about, and if GEO reads this, Cuddles says youv'e got lovely strong arms. :secret:
    Byeeeeeeeeee
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    I spoke to a very senior Brownhills sales manager today. He did his best to assure me that it was a management buyout and that this was a good thing for the Brownhills Group. I then looked him in eye asked him if he thought the terrible reputation that Brownhills endure was the result of an inept managements and if so how much confidence did he have in the management buyout. He just blushed:BigGrin:
     
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    Jim,

    Being sarcy maybe but were the salemen still wearing their big black badges with the 'Lifetime Guarantee' printed in gold lettering?
     
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    Talk about putting him on the spot Jim:BigGrin:
    Did you give him a card?:Rofl1:
     
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    almost a motorhomer!

    Cant believe I may not even make it to the ranks of motorhome owner. I have
    paid deposit to Brownhills Preston for a motorhome, meant to collect next week, and now its apparently in administration! What happens now? Will the motorhome still be available to buy or will the administration team claim it? Thankfully I paid my deposit by credit card, so hopefully I will get the money back if it all goes pear shaped.
    Would appreciate any thoughts on the matter.
     
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    If you paid by credit card, your deposit is safe. Just make sure you get clear title if you continue to purchase.

    Get all the i's dotted and the T's crossed.

    Regards.
     
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