thebusinessfortA Lichfield business has stepped in to save an office furniture manufacturer, according to reports.

Sella Office Seating had been in administration for a week, but a deal has now been struck with Lichfield-based The Business Fort, according to Crain’s Manchester Business.

The Bury firm got into trouble following the collapse of one of its key customers.

But the deal with The Business Fort could secure 27 jobs which were under threat.


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5 replies on “Lichfield business steps in to save office furniture manufacturer”

  1. The business fort tend to buy up companies and make the staff redundant no matter what the compamny say. Please refer to Desk Link, Safe Sec, and many others.

  2. I agree with Cheryl Steve Withers Chairman of Business fort buys business’ rip’s the guts out of them and shuts them down

  3. I’ve heard this as well, they bought a profit making office supply company in Chester a couple of years ago, managed to turn it into a loss making company in a few months, then sacked everyone. I believe they’ve just lost a breach of contract case with the ex-MD of the company, so another nail in the coffin for the business fort. With a load of CCJ’s hanging over them it can’t be long until all the companies fold. Hopefully Steve Withers and Steve Sanders will never get the opportunity to destroy good businesses again.

  4. I had two memeber of my family working for steve Withers, he’s ripped us off. He’s not paid his workers since may, pays are still outstanding now. He’s also took tax and NI off them for the last two years and not paid the tax office, so now his workers can’t get any dole. I hope someone can do to him what he’s done to others.

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