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Businessman ‘optimistic’ for future after cash boost

Carl Smith the owner of Fibre Moulds UK with the moulds he produced to make the Arndale Centre Christmas Grotto

Carl Smith the owner of Fibre Moulds UK with the moulds he produced to make the Arndale Centre Christmas Grotto

A creative businessman who was left thousands of pounds out of pocket when a firm when bust has recouped most of the cash.

Carl Smith, 28, who runs Fibre Moulds UK in Leyland, was commissioned to make five large fibreglass stars which took pride of place in Manchester’s Arndale Centre over the festive period.

He was owed £7,000 for the job after the company which out sourced the work to him, Fuzzwire, entered administration.

Now the firm which has taken over contracts previously run by Fuzzwire has paid Carl £5,000.

Carl said: “We were approached by Paul Dove, Sales Director for MK Illuminations, who advised they were taking over the contracts previously run by Fuzzwire. We have been liaising for the past few months and confirmed the payment earlier this week.”

Back in December when Carl hadn’t received the payment he feared for the future of his business and admitted he would struggle on and said it was the “biggest setback” he had ever had.

But today Carl said he feels “reassured” by the move and added: “We were struggling over the Christmas period as a result of the administration of Fuzzwire, and would like to thank MK Illuminations for their professionalism and good will.

“This now means we are able to carry on from where we left off, and continue to grow.

“We are looking into moving premises and employing more staff and now very optimistic about our future.”

MK Illumination has seen a major boost to its UK business turnover following the reassignment of more than 100 major Christmas lighting contracts from Fuzzwire - originally a market competitor.

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