Cal Management, the pub operator that bought 44 community sites in northern England out of administration two years ago, has itself fallen into in administration due to “difficult” trading conditions. Zolfo Cooper has been appointed administrator of the Birmingham-based company, which still ran 44 managed and tenanted sites when it fell into administration on 30 September. In November 2009, Cal Management bought nine former managed Suburban Style pubs, 18 former Panther Bar Company tenanted pubs and 17 tenanted pubs formerly owned by Classic Bar Holdings out of administration - Zolfo Cooper was also the administrator of those sites. Managing agent Asset Management Solutions Limited has now been appointed to run the outlets, which are expected to be marketed for sale in the near future. “The joint administrators intend to continue trading the public houses and will assess all possible opportunities for the business in due course,” Zolfo Cooper said. Nick Cropper, one of the three administrators of Cal Management at Zolfo Cooper, said: “The company has entered administration as a result of difficult market conditions but continues to trade on an as-usual basis. We are grateful in advance for everyone’s support and patience during the administration process and are confident that we will be able to secure the future of this business.” Cal Management, which was lead by Peter Ellis, employed 30 members of staff at the time it was placed in administration.

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