Kendal based Christmas pudding firm ceases trading

The Ultimate Food Company, the Kendal based Christmas pudding maker has ceased trading. The business had been trading for more than 30 years, and North West Food & Drink Means Business understands that its 20-strong workforce has been made redundant.

The company went into administration on February 5th. They made puddings and sponge cakes, as well as rum and brandy butters, dessert sauces, and chutneys under the Demel brand. They also worked across the private-label, foodservice, wholesale and retail sectors.

Ian McCulloch and Dean Watson of joint administrators Begbies Traynor  said the company’s demise was due to a “number of issues”.

McCulloch commented further: “We are currently in the process of marketing the business and assets for sale and should there be any interested parties then please get in touch.”

Watson added: “Action has been taken to minimise the impact of the administration on customers and to seek interested parties that may want to continue with this highly respected business. This course of action should assist in maximising the returns to creditors by allowing increased asset realisations.”