By Debbie James

LIQUIDATORS have wound up the affairs of a Haverfordwest meat company without a penny paid to more than 200 farmers and other businesses owed more than £700,000 following its collapse two years ago.

Emcol 2008 Limited ran an abattoir and meat wholesaling business at the Withybush Industrial Estate.

Its accounts released by liquidator Gary Stones show that there were 233 non-preferential unsecured creditors owed £706,531.

In his final report, Mr Stones says claims worth £372,806 were received from 67 of those, while the remainder had not submitted claims.

Any hope that some of that money might be recouped during the winding up of the company has now ended.

“A dividend will not be declared to non-preferential unsecured creditors as the funds realised have been used to make payments to meet the expenses of the liquidation,’’ said Mr Stones.

He said his initial investigation was to establish if he could recover any assets. He has also scrutinised the conduct of the company’s directors.

“Within three months of my appointment as liquidator, I am required to submit a confidential report to the Secretary of State to include any matters which have come to my attention during the course of my work which may indicate that the conduct of any past or present director would make them unfit to be concerned with the management of the company. I would confirm that my report has been submitted,’’ said Mr Stones.

Emcol 2008 Ltd was jointly owned by Emrys Davies and Colin and Helen Lewis and had been trading until January 2016 when a liquidator was appointed.

It emerged that the company was owed £466,798 by one of its former customers, Darcy Meats.