Business News in Brief: Administrator seeks operator to run Pontin’s

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Pontin’s, the holiday parks firm, has gone into administration it was announced on Friday evening.

Administrator KPMG said that the company’s five sites, which include Pakefield in Suffolk and Prestatyn Sands in northWales, will continue to run as normal and that no redundancies have been made so far. A leisure operator will be appointed to keep Pontin’s trading while a buyer is sought. It expects to honour all existing reservations

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