ALLENWEST BRENTFORD, which has 150 employees and makes and installs power conversion equipment worldwide, has passed into administration.

Joint administrative receivers, Ralph Preece and Nick Dargan of Deloitte & Touche, say the rest of the Allenwest Group continues to trade as normal. "Allenwest Brentford has experienced trading difficulties for a prolonged period of time," they say. "We are currently assessing its ability to continue to trade and hope to sell the whole or part of its operations as a going concern."