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George Wilson Industries sold out of administration

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13 June 2024

A West Midlands specialist manufacturer of gas measurement equipment, George Wilson Industries Limited (GWi), has been sold out of administration, safeguarding all 26 jobs. 

As well as manufacturing high-quality domestic pressure regulators for the UK energy market, GWi also provides gas meter refurbishment, triage and waste management services. 

The company, founded in 1878 and trading from premises in Coventry since 1904, was placed into administration following increasing cash flow issues and growing creditor pressure over recent months. 

Mark Malone and Gareth Prince, partners at business recovery specialists Begbies Traynor’s Birmingham office, were appointed joint administrators on 10th June, having worked with management and various stakeholders over several weeks to undertake an accelerated sale process for the business and its assets. 

The business and assets were sold to Vantage Capital who will trade as George Wilson Metering Limited.

Joint administrator and partner at Begbies Traynor, Mark Malone, said: “Having reviewed the company’s financial position, it was concluded that selling the business out of administration was a realistic option and would provide the best outcome for employees, suppliers, and customers by securing continuity of services. 

“This is a well-established company with a strong reputation and level of interest received during the sale process was encouraging. We are pleased to have secured a sale that protects all jobs and ensures the continued provision of this key product and service”. 


Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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