Leonard Curtis partners Keith Goodman and Stephen Swaden exceeded their own expectations, having originally expected to raise only £180,000. A spokeswoman for the firm said Uri Geller had been among the purchasers, though it is understood he did not attempt to bend any of the artefacts.
Poole’s new owners were able to retrieve a significant proportion of the original collection and the money raised will help pay off creditors. Leonard Curtis said it had been a ‘thoroughly satisfactory result all round’.
The second largest improvement in ‘significant’ levels of financial distress since the EU Referendum was in professional services, found research from Begbies Traynor
Steve Absolom and Will Wright from KPMG Restructuring have been appointed joint administrators to City Motor Holdings and associated companies
Partners from Johnston Carmichael have been appointed as joint administrators to Axon Well Interventions Products UK
Begbies Traynor have been appointed administrators of William Anelay Ltd, York, one of Britain’s longest-established construction and heritage restoration companies