One of the companies connected with the organisers of the Midland Game Fair may be saved by its lenders or investors in a ‘pre-pack administration’.
Meanwhile, creditors are worried they will receive no payment for providing services to the show and other country shows, which include the Lowther Show, Highclere Country Show, Sussex Country Show and Kelmarsh Country Show.
According to the Companies House website, the company County Fairs Ltd is to be dissolved on 22 October 2019. The company CFL (2015) Ltd, at the same address, is listed on the Companies House website as ‘accounts overdue’. The public know the organisers by the name ‘Countryman Fairs’. Countryman Fairs Ltd is listed as active and its accounts are up to date.
Creditors are posting on social media that they are worried they won’t be paid. The Musicians’ Union has warned its members of possible trouble on its website and via Facebook:
Ferreter Simon Whitehead, who produces a popular display at Countryman Fairs shows, posts his fears on LinkedIn.
The fairs have been a popular draw this year but organisers have been hit by poor weather, especially at the Lowther Show in August.
The show organisers have a history of founding and closing companies. Related companies previously dissolved include the Great British Falconry Fair Ltd, the Great British Game Fair Ltd, Lowther Show Ltd, Midland Game Fair Ltd, Kelmarsh Country Show Ltd, Highclere Country Show Ltd, Sussex Country Show Ltd, and Team Wild Media Ltd.
We are waiting for a comment from the show organisers.
Here is the story on the Musicians’ Union website: