Maxim Lifting in administration
UK based contract lift company Maxim Lifting Services has gone into administration.
Based in Redditch near Birmingham, the company appointed an administrator on September 22nd and has struggled to pay its bills and is facing insolvency. We have requested information or a comment from the company but have so far not heard back.
The company has negligible total assets and a £123,000 negative working capital as of its February accounts.
we have heard that at least some employees were not informed of the developments, and are still owed a week or two pay. We have also heard that Mark Bowen of MB Insolvency of Droitwich is the administrator.
Maxim was owned by Claire and Benjamin Holliday and started operations in 2009, registering the current company the following year. As far as we understand the company did not own its own cranes but rented cranes and equipment in from other companies to carry out its contract lifts or fulfil crane rental contracts. It offered customers a wide range of services and according to its websites counts a good number of blue chip clients, several of them providing positive references. It also uses three further trading names - Crane Hire Midlands*, Crane Hire South and Crane Hire North.
Ben Holliday set up four new companies last year, Fortis Contract Lifting, Fortis Crane and Lifting , Fortis Heavy Lift Group and Vallens Crane and Lifting, all of them are currently dormant.
If we do hear from the Hollidays or the administrator, we will of course update this item and include any comment.
*In spite of the Maxim having the name 'Crane Hire Midlands' on its website, it is owned by Dewsbury and Proud Ltd which has no connection with Maxim or the Hollidays whatsoever.