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Blind & Shutter Centre Pty Ltd: Liquidator appointed


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26 April 2012:  Pursuant to an Order of the Federal Court of Australia. Deloitte Partner Neil Cussen was appointed Official Liquidator of Blind & Shutter Centre Pty Ltd (The Company - ACN 133 032 765) on 30 March 2012. The Company had ceased to trade prior to the Liquidator’s appointment.

The Petitioning Creditor was the Australian Taxation Office. The supporting creditor was the Workers Compensation Nominal Insurer.

The Company was incorporated on 2 September 2008. It operated a window, blind and shutter installation business, principally operated from premises in Smeaton Grange, NSW. It also operated showrooms in Minchinbury and Bathurst, both in NSW.

A significant number of customer orders had been placed with suppliers prior to the date of the Liquidators appointment. A number of these completed orders have been delivered to the premises of the Company’s suppliers, and customers are encouraged to contact the suppliers below in order to arrange payment of any balance outstanding and collection of their order direct:

CW Systems
5 Tollis Place
Seven Hills NSW 2147
Tel: 02 9624 0700

Pacific Wholesale Distributors
Unit 9, 15 Colombia Way
Norwest Business Park NSW 2153
Tel: 02 9680 7999

Mr Cussen said more than 100 customers have outstanding orders with the Company for which they have paid deposits or full amounts.

“Deposits and full purchase prices have been paid by numerous customers, however at the date of my appointment, very little in the way of funds were found in the Company’s bank account,” he said.

“No customer orders have been found at the Smeaton Grange headquarters or the Minchinbury and Bathurst premises and I am investigating where these customer monies might have gone.”

“More than 40 orders are currently held by suppliers CW Systems and Pacific Wholesale Distributors and we are suggesting these customers should contact the suppliers to arrange collection of their orders.”

Mr Cussen said efforts to obtain Company books and records from the Director had been unsuccessful.

“These documents are essential for a proper investigation into the Company’s affairs and the conduct of its Director,” he said.

“It is an offence under the Corporations Act 2001 not to provide books and records and a completed Report as to Affairs of the Company.

“My next course of action will be to refer the Director to the Australian Securities & Investments Commission which will determine whether to commence enforcement action to ensure these records are obtained.

“My investigations into the affairs of the Company are continuing, however at this stage of the administration, it appears unlikely that there will be funds available for any class of creditor.”

Creditors can provide funding to allow the Liquidator to conduct further investigations and enquiries. Should they wish do to do, they should notify Deloitte (see contacts below) as soon as possible.

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