Building firm Boshers (Cholsey) Limited in administration

A fall in turnover has forced family-run building and heritage restoration company Boshers (Cholsey) Limited to collapse.

The Oxfordshire-based builders, which had been trading for more than 180 years and won numerous industry awards, went into administration on Friday with the majority of staff being made redundant.

Andrew Duncan and Neil Bennett of Leonard Curtis Business Solutions Group were appointed joint administrators at the firm, which specialised in high-end building projects from the restoration and refurbishment of listed and historic properties to the construction of new, contemporary buildings with cutting edge designs.

Dan Bosher, owner and director at Boshers (Cholsey) Limited, said: “We have worked extremely hard to save the business and are disappointed that it has come to this.

"We would like to thank all of our valued employees together with a number of subcontractors for their loyalty, hard work and commitment over so many years.

"Together they have contributed to our tradition of high quality work and excellent service. We would also wish to thank our many clients for their support, which has always been greatly appreciated.”

Andrew Duncan, director at Leonard Curtis Business Solutions Group, added: “It is sad to see the demise of a historic Oxfordshire family business, such as Boshers.

"A fall in turnover caused by difficult market conditions and a high fixed cost base meant that the business model was no longer viable and the firm was unfortunately forced into administration.”

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