A meat wholesaling business owned by a Preston councillor has gone into administration.
Accountancy group Leonard Curtis has been appointed administrators of Preston Meats, owned by Tory Coun David Walker.
Coun Walker, who represents Sharoe Green ward, holds a controlling interest in the business, which is based at Knoll Lane, Little Hoole.
The most recent filed accounts for the company, for the year to May 2011, show it had assets of £376,000 and liabilities of £517,000.
Tom Fox, of Manchester-based Leonard Curtis, was appointed administrator on September 27.
Preston Meats is still trading, but it is not known if there has been any impact on jobs.
On his declarations of interest on Preston Council’s website, he lists Preston Meats and UR Workforce, run by his wife Tina. Earlier this year, her company was fined £3,500 after Tina Walker supplied unlicensed staff to work for his firm.
Mrs Walker pleaded guilty on behalf of UR Workforce Solutions to providing three workers for Preston Meats.
Preston Magistrates’ Court heard Mrs Walker ignored repeated warnings from the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) that her company was trading illegally last year.
The court was told Mrs Walker’s business, based in East Cliff, Preston, continued to provide the workers to Preston Meats, despite receiving five separate written warnings in May and June 2012.
Coun Walker was unavailable for comment at his home and at his firm’s premises in Little Hoole.