On 14 May 2020, R H Kelly and C G J King were appointed as Joint Administrators of Spicers Limited (‘the Company’). The Company has ceased trading with effect from 14 May 2020. Further information regarding the Administration and contact details can be found at https://www.ey.com/en_uk/ey-spicers-limited-administration

R H Kelly is licensed in the United Kingdom to act as an insolvency practitioner by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. C G J King is licensed in the United Kingdom to act as an insolvency practitioner by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. As licensed insolvency practitioners, we are bound by the Insolvency Code of Ethics when carrying out all professional work relating to the Administration.

The affairs, business and property of the Company are being managed by the Joint Administrators, R H Kelly and C G J King, who act as agents of the Company only and without personal liability.

The Joint Administrators may act as data controllers of personal data as defined by the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679, depending upon the specific processing activities undertaken. Ernst & Young LLP and/or the Company may act as a data processor on the instructions of the Joint Administrators. Personal data will be kept secure and processed only for matters relating to the Joint Administrators appointment. The Office Holder Data Privacy Notice can be found at http://www.ey.com/uk/officeholderprivacy


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    Ian Horler
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