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Offline chopin-liszt

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Closure of Isle of Wight Studio Glass
« on: January 06, 2013, 11:40:15 AM »
Nothing in the news yet,  just  a tweet on Mark Hill's blog, copied and pasted.

"Shocked and very sad to hear about the closure of Isle of Wight Studio Glass. Will find out more when I get back to my office next week."
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Re: Closure of Isle of Wight Studio Glass
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2013, 12:35:25 PM »
Oh dear. The website is down. The studio was due to reopen tomorrow after Christmas
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Last updated 22nd December 2012. The Studio, Shop & Coffee Shop closes for Christmas on the 22nd December and re-opens on the 7th January 2013

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Re: Closure of Isle of Wight Studio Glass
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2013, 02:08:13 PM »
Very sad news.
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Re: Closure of Isle of Wight Studio Glass
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2013, 06:33:34 PM »
Site message now says,

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"Down for Maintenance

This store is unavailable.

Very sorry but Isle of Wight Studio Glass is no longer trading."

Very sad news indeed.   :'(

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Re: Closure of Isle of Wight Studio Glass
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2013, 10:30:58 PM »
Oh My!  What a dreadful start to 2013 for them. I am so sorry.
Rosie.

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Re: Closure of Isle of Wight Studio Glass
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2013, 01:18:40 AM »
How sad to see such enterprise coming to an end after so long.

And what a loss to the world of beautiful glass.
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Isle of Wight Studio Glass have gone into administration
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2013, 01:41:00 PM »
I have just heard the disasterous news! From 2nd January 2013 Isle of Wight Studio Glass have gone into administration!  :'(  The news I have is that
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Whilst the company ceased trading on 2nd January, it is still a live company.
What that means exactly I am not sure, but apparently all employees of the company have lost their jobs. My heart goes out to them. Portland Business & Financial Solutions is the firm of insolvency practitioners instructed by the directors of the studio. I'll keep you posted if I get more news. If fellow collectors of IOWSG know more I would be glad to hear it. Thanks.

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Re: Isle of Wight Studio Glass have gone into administration
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2013, 01:53:26 PM »
I don't know any more than you, Anton - and I didn't know all employees had lost their jobs!
That is completely tragic, particularly with their "all in it together" philosophy.
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Re: Isle of Wight Studio Glass have gone into administration
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2013, 06:32:30 PM »
It may be that the insolvency practitioners still consider it to be a going concern that can find new owners. But after the debacle of Poole Pottery and Wedgwood Museum, I wouldn't hold out too much hope of a "real" takeover - more like some bl**dy asset-strippers...
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Re: Isle of Wight Studio Glass have gone into administration
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2013, 09:43:25 AM »
This is terrible news. I feel very sad for all those who have lost their jobs and livelihood.
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