Sydney graphic design outfit Gopher Graphics has gone into liquidation with all staff except two given new employment contracts, a former employee says.
The employee, who wished not to be named, told ProPrint staff at the Condell Park small business had been suspicious that something was wrong in the last few weeks and when administrators from Cor Cordis arrived their suspicions were confirmed.
“They (the administrators) told us the business was going into administration and the owner was closing up the company but that he had offered two of the staff contracts at a new company,” the employee told ProPrint.
Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) records show a company named ACN 062 895 774 Pty Ltd, trading as Gopher Graphics Pty Ltd, went into liquidation in 2014.
Current administrator Andre Lakomy of Cor Cordis says the company had been having cash flow problems but said all equipment had been left on site and would be sold to pay creditors and cover staff entitlements.
“It is publicly known that the company has gone into liquidation so in terms of the reasons for the liquidation we will investigate to form a view of what has gone wrong,” Lakomy told ProPrint.
When asked if he had any information on the two new employment contracts handed out, Lakomy says the owner Ed Jones may have been considering starting again, but has since decided not go down that path.
“He may have been considering that at that point in time but at this point he is not,” Lakomy says.
The liquidators may also host an asset sale and Andre Lakomy at Cor Cordis can be contacted.
A creditors meeting will be held within 10 days of Lakomy being appointed as administrator.
A notice of resolution to wind up Gopher Graphics Communications Pty Ltd has been posted on the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) website.
Gopher Graphics did not wish to comment when contacted by ProPrint.
Gopher Graphics Communications Pty Ltd provided services including design, printing and personalised mailouts.
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