Scottish pub and bar group Macmerry300 has ceased trading with all staff made redundant.

Blair Nimmo and Geoff Jacobs from Interpath Advisory were appointed joint liquidators of the business, which operated 11 bars in Glasgow and Dundee.

The liquidators said that with significant financial pressure being faced by the company, the directors resolved the company was insolvent and should be wound-up voluntarily.

Its bars included the Luchador, Abandon Ship, the Draffens and the Bird and Bear.

The joint liquidators “had no option” but to make all of the company’s 63 staff redundant upon appointment.

Nimmo said: “This is unfortunately a further example of a business within the hospitality and leisure sector being unable to withstand ongoing testing trading conditions, as the re-emergence from Covid-related restrictions continue against a backdrop of accumulated debt.”

Jacobs said: “Our immediate priority will be to assist employees with their claims to the redundancy payments office, as well as safeguarding any remaining company assets and ascertaining from the director the circumstances under which the recent transfer of assets occurred and carrying out appropriate investigations.”

Earlier this year, the company was accused of “systemic mistreatment” of its staff, in a collective grievance signed by both current and former employees.

Unite the Union compiled a seven-page complaint released in January 2022, including allegations that the company neglected to inform staff about potential close contacts with those testing positive for Covid-19; and that staff awaiting PCR test results were expected or felt pressured to come to work until their results were official.