Egg firm goes into administration citing difficult market forces

Blackdown Hills Westcountry Eggs has ceased trading and entered administration due to “commercial pressures, market forces and health reasons,” the family firm said.

The company produced, packed and supplied eggs to retailers and a variety of businesses from its own flock of 30,000 Bovan Browns and a network of other local free-range producers who supplied the firm. A statement posted on the company’s website said: “This was a very difficult decision made by the Cottey family, after years of hard work to build the business up from nothing. We would like to thank everyone who has supported us and worked with us during this time.”

Bristol-based Mazars have been appointed administrators of Blackdown Hills, and are now managing the affairs, business and property of the company.

The firm began trading in 2004 and quickly grew and more recently invested in a state of the art egg grading and packing centre.

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