Ferrier Hodgson


Receivers put Queensland hospitality training body up for sale

9:32PM | Thursday, 15 September 2011 |  The receivers of the Queensland-based non-profit Hospitality Training Association have put the organisation up for sale, looking for expressions of interest into the facility which offers training and education for students looking to break into the industry.

Spencer St receivership highlights shopping centre struggles

7:54PM | Friday, 15 July 2011 |  Start-ups have been warned to think twice before taking out a lease in a major shopping centre after it was revealed that Spencer Street Fashion Station has been placed in receivership.

Collins Booksellers acquires A&R franchisees

7:55PM | Tuesday, 12 July 2011 |  Collins Booksellers has acquired a group of Angus & Robertson franchisees that will trade under the Collins brand, with negotiations continuing for a “significant number” of other A&R franchisees.

Lack of marketing blamed for Bettina Liano downfall

7:22PM | Monday, 11 July 2011 | 

More A&R store closures but franchisees appear unaffected

7:09PM | Wednesday, 6 July 2011 |  Administrator Ferrier Hodgson will close another 16 Angus & Robertson company-owned stores within weeks, with many of the 47 franchise-owned stores tipped to go independent.

Angus & Robertson franchisees’ future uncertain amid more closures

6:46PM | Thursday, 16 June 2011 |  Angus & Robertson administrator Ferrier Hodgson says it expects to close a deal on the chain’s 19 remaining company-owned stores within a fortnight, while negotiations continue in relation to the 48 franchisee-owned stores.

Start-ups must dodge Colorado’s branding blunders, experts say

6:49PM | Wednesday, 15 June 2011 |  Start-ups need to diversify their offering without diluting their brand, according to industry experts, to avoid suffering the same fate as debt-laden clothing and footwear company Colorado Group.

Borders and Angus & Robertson under threat as administrator fails to find buyer

5:02PM | Tuesday, 31 May 2011 |  The Angus & Robertson and Borders bookstore chains are on the brink of total collapse, with administrator Ferrier Hodgson unable to find a buyer amid continued staff lay-offs.

Collins Booksellers examining options for REDgroup Retail

4:28PM | Thursday, 28 April 2011 |  Collins Booksellers says it’s interested in doing a deal with Ferrier Hodgson, the administrator of the collapsed book chain REDgroup Retail, around the Angus & Robertson book stores.

A&R franchisees in limbo ahead of REDgroup sale

4:25PM | Friday, 15 April 2011 |  The fate of 25 breakaway Angus & Robertson franchisees is uncertain ahead of an expected sale of its collapsed parent company REDgroup Retail.