Grasshopper goes into liquidation

Integrated agency Grasshopper has been placed into liquidation owing creditors in excess of £300,000.

The agency had been put into receivership on March 27 when an administrative receiver was appointed before being wound up on March 30.

According to a statement of the company’s affairs filed with Companies House, the agency’s “estimated total deficiency” as regards creditors is £305,467. Major creditors include HM Revenue & Customs, owed £40,182 and integrated marketing agency Haygarth Group £94,113.

Grasshopper’s managing director Hugh Taylor and director Sarah Francis are also listed as creditors with entries of £44,583 and £26,668 respectively.

The agency was formed in 2001 by Taylor and Francis. According to its website, clients include Continental, the Rugby Football Union, L’Oreal and Monster.

Recent work includes online promotional work for Times Online, an integrated promotional campaign for Birds Eye, Monster’s e-newsletter and a campaign for Apcor featuring ex-Chelsea manager José Mourinho.

Taylor did not respond to email contact prior to publication.


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