Healthy eating catering provider Soulmate Food Limited, which has offices in Manchester and a production facility in Lancashire, has been bought by fellow health food supplier Kettlebell Kitchen. North West Food & Drink Means Business understands that the move has saved approximately 20 jobs.
Jason Elliott, Ben Cowgill and Craig Johns from insolvency practitioners Cowgill Holloway Business Recovery were appointed as joint administrators.
Jason Elliott said of the deal: “It’s great to be able to rescue the business and save the jobs of Soulmate Food. The successful party has allowed the continuity of supply to customers, therefore preserving the goodwill and intangible asset value, and has provided ongoing employment to the workforce.
“Kettlebell Kitchen is a growing brand across Manchester, and it feels like a great fit for Soulmate Food.”
Jamie Alaise, Director of Kettlebell Kitchen said: “Soulmate Food is a fantastic brand built up over 9-10 solid years – one of the very first to launch into this market. With a strong and more southern clientele complimenting Kettlebell Kitchen’s more Northern customer base, this now positions us as one of the largest meal preparation companies within the UK.
Kevin Pinkerton and Miles Hacking from Freeths advised Soulmate Food Limited, with Rachael Bentley of Knights Solicitors advised Kettlebell Kitchen.