CATERING recruitment company Gilds has been rescued from administration by Cheshire-based hotel entrepreneur Mark Boler.
Mr Boler, owner of Mere Golf and Country Club, has teamed up with his long-time friend and five-star hotel chef Mathew Barrett to buy the business as a going concern.
Gilds went into administration three weeks ago, 13 years after it was founded by previous owner Scott Cordner, who ran the business alongside Xebiar Aziz.
Gilds has offices in Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds and supplies temporary and permanent staff to a blue-chip client portfolio that includes Liverpool and Manchester City football clubs, the Manchester Evening News Arena and many of the area`s top hotels.
Mr Boler, 37, last year sold Hawkstone Park Hotel, in Shropshire, to the Principal-Hayley Hotel Group.
For the past seven years, former chef Mr Barrett has been managing director of Barretts Event Caterers.
Mr Boler will be managing director of Gilds, while Mr Cordner will take on the role of sales director.