Highgate Brewery closes its gates
Published:  25 June, 2010

A West Midlands brewery has closed, resulting in the loss of 20 jobs, less than a year after being rescued in a pre-pack administration.

Highgate & Davenports, based in Walsall, is now in the hands of liquidator KJ Watkin of Aldridge, West Midlands.

Administrator Peter Darcy confirmed the liquidation process and said: “The company has ceased trading and all employees have been made redundant. We are saddened by the state of affairs.”?The company, then known as Highgate Brewery, was forced to call in administrators last autumn after tax debts of more than £1 million were reported. The business was sold to two local businessmen and renamed Highgate & Davenports.

Walsall Council’s regeneration chief Adrian Andrew said: “It is very sad news. Highgate Brewery is one of Walsall’s landmarks and one of the historic things people connect Walsall with.

“It is not a name or building we want to lose. If there is anything we can do as a council to help find a buyer we will certainly try.”

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