Buyers show interest in Maclay

ADMINISTRATORS of pub firm Maclay Group confirmed they have received “a number of expressions of interest” from potential buyers for the outlets.
Alloa-based Maclay called in administrators EY on Friday January 23, citing an “unexpected funding requirement” for the decision.
EY has continued to trade the business, which owns 15 pubs and hotels across Scotland and manages a further five under contract; the management contract for a further seven outlets was transferred to LT Pub Management on January 23.
On Friday (January 30), EY confirmed that four members of staff at Maclay’s headquarters had been made redundant following the transfer.
The redundancies, it said, will have “no impact” on the outlets now operated and managed by EY, which continue to trade as a going concern.
EY said it is continuing to assess Maclay’s financial position and respond to expressions of interest in the business.