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Liverpool craft beer brewery to be placed into liquidation

Date Published: 07/11/2018

Liverpool-based craft beer brewers Mad Hatter Brewing Company have ceased trading and are being placed into liquidation. 

The business, which was launched in 2013, supplied licensed premises throughout the country and as far afield as Australia. Penny Lane Pale Ale , Toxteth IPA and Tzatziki Sour were it’s most famous beers. It was well-known as being an innovative brewery that shook up the boundaries of what people thought was possible with beer.

The business employed six people and was based on Lightbody Street in the city centre. 

Jason Greenhalgh, partner at Begbies Traynor in Liverpool, has been approached to assist with the winding up and selling off the assets:

“The company began to experience financial difficulties in 2017 due to unforeseen costs associated with it’s premises move. The owner of the business decided, after every effort to save the business as a going concern, that it was necessary to appoint Liquidators. Sue Staring, the owner, is saddened to see the business close after many successful years but is proud of how the business grew from such humble origins.”   

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Jason first started at Begbies Traynor in July 1989 as a junior on the old YTS scheme via the Chamber of Commerce in Manchester and progressed through to Senior Administrator over a period of time to 1997.

After a short time away, he rejoined Begbies Traynor and sat the JIEB Insolvency Exams in December 2002 and initially obtained a non-appointment license the following year after which he  continued to progress through the grades to Senior Manager.

In May 2008 Jason was promoted to Insolvency Director, upgraded his insolvency license with the IPA and has taken corporate insolvency appointments since then. In July 2011 Jason was rewarded for his efforts and commitment to Begbies Traynor when he was promoted to Partner.

Throughout his insolvency career, Jason has gained valuable experience at every level and has dealt with a wide range of different insolvency assignments. Since taking appointments in 2008, he has concentrated on the mid range insolvency market and has helped many struggling owner/managers of distressed businesses.

Jason enjoys rugby league and follows his local team the Leigh Centurions. He also enjoys attending live music events and keeping fit.

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