A Ilkeston based independent motorcycle dealer has closed its doors after going into voluntary administration.
Granby Motors, on Belfield Street , has a sign attached to its gates which states: “As you may have heard, Granby Motors has closed its doors for the final time.
“We are sorry to share this news, it’s not the outcome we would have wished for. Due to illness and a protracted period of challenging trading conditions the business has become unsustainable.
“To protect the interest of its creditors and the six remaining members of staff who are regrettably facing redundancy, we have reluctantly decided to enter the company into voluntary administration.
“For almost 55 years Granby Motors has been Ilkeston’s premier destination for motorcyclists and we’d like to take this opportunity to thanks our loyal supporters, without whom none of it would have been possible.
“Thank you to all of our suppliers and friends in the motorcycles trade and to all the staff over the years who helped make Granby Motors one of the biggest independent motorcycle dealers in the UK. We acknowledge particularly the persistence and loyalty of the current team in rather less salubrious and often difficult circumstances.
“Thanks especially to all of our customers for making our store number one. We could not have made it without your loyalty and support.
“For better or worse it’s been quite a ride. Stay safe and happy biking. Jack, Julie, Howard and Gloria.”