Due to a critical supplier defaulting on an exclusive supply agreement, Long Eaton-based manufacturer J&S Upholstery Ltd (formerly John Sankey Ltd) entered liquidation on 19th February, resulting in a number of redundancies.

Despite the failure of the manufacturing operation, the John Sankey and Henderson Russell brands retain control of their own IP assets – all the designs and patterns, product, build and quality specifications remain in the brands’ possession. These will be made available under license to a new manufacturing company, which will occupy the same Long Eaton premises.

Suzanne O’Flynn, MD of J&S Upholstery, says she is “greatly saddened” by these events, and offers “sincere apologies to everyone affected”.