CREDITORS, including Pembrokeshire County Council and HM Revenue & Customs, are owed nearly £130,000 by the company which owned Pembroke Dock’s now-closed Cleddau Bridge Hotel.

The Cleddau Bridge Hotel, owned by the Kullar Hotel Group, suddenly closed on January 2, with some 40 members of staff losing their jobs.

The staff, many of who have worked at the Pembroke Dock hotel for up to a decade, were told the shocking news that the hotel would close on January 2 at a staff meeting held on December 27.

Owner Raj Kullar was listed as director up to September 2014, only to be replaced by Jasjit Singh Kullar, Sukhjit Singh Kullar, and later by his wife, Manjit Kaur Kullar.

Kullar Hotel Group, blamed a drop in tourism and a fall in trade after the closure of the Murco oil refinery.

As well as staff concerns about receiving all money owed, concerns have been raised locally from businesses owed money by the owners, with a Facebook page KFmoneyowed set up.

Following the closure of the Cleddau Bridge Hotel, Swansea-based insolvency practitioners Stones & Co received instructions from director Manjit Kaur Kullar to assist in placing the company into creditors’ voluntary liquidation.

Company creditors listed include £25,000 to Pembrokeshire County Council, £9,116.72 to Haverfordwest-based Thomson Laundry Ltd, £5,400 to Welsh Water Dwr Cymru, and more than £36,000 to HM Revenue & Customs through unpaid VAT, PAYE and national insurance contributions.

Manjit Kaur Kullar is also listed as a creditor, for £28,000, for loans made to the company.