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Closed Haverhill shop is attracting interest from potential buyers




The administrators appointed to find a buyer for Henderson’s Newsagents in Haverhill after it went out of business last month says there has been ‘a lot of interest’ from potential purchasers.

The High Street shop was closed after its owners, Henderson’s Newsagents Limited, went into administration on August 12.

Michael Pallott and Adam Harris, of Mazars LLP, were appointed joint administrators for the company which, apart from the Haverhill shop, had three other stores in Luton, one in Hitchin and one in Newmarket, which traded as Tindalls Newsagents.

The stock remains on display at Henderson's Newsagents in Haverhill. Picture by Steve Barton
The stock remains on display at Henderson's Newsagents in Haverhill. Picture by Steve Barton

A spokesman for Mazars said on Monday: “In general the plan is to sell it as a going concern either as a group or as individual stores.

“There has been a lot of interest but there is no definite time frame as to when any transaction needs to be done but obviously everyone is keen to get it done.

“There is not a deadline. It is more a case of getting the right deal.”

The business employed more than 60 staff across all six shops and all were made redundant following their closures.

Commenting on social media the day after being told she had lost her job, one of the staff at Henderson’s Newsagents, Anita Robinson, had said: “Very sad day yesterday.

“I had worked there for 16 years. Going to miss the shop and the lovely customer’s and mostly the lovely girls I worked with but we will all be keeping in touch.”

Henderson’s, which still has all of its stock on display in the shop, was established as a sole trader in 1967 before expanding into partnership and became a limited company in 1967.



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