THE COMPANY behind two-store Yorkshire furniture retailer Home Comfort has been placed into liquidation with creditors facing a shortfall north of £400,000.

Simon Weir of Ossett insolvency outfit DSi Business Recovery was appointed liquidator of Caring Chairs Limited trading as Home Comfort on July 12, 2017.

The company's directors include former HSL sales director Lee Bowen, who left the Dewsbury adjustable furniture specialist after 20 years in 2013, and Andrew Brook, another former HSL director (2011–2014).

They are collectively owed more than £100,000 by the company, according to statutory filings, with peer-to-peer small business lender Funding Circle owed £77,000.

Home Comfort, which sells mobility furniture such as rise and recline chairs and adjustable beds—lists two stores, both in the Leeds area, on its website. Telephone numbers for both went to voicemail each time The Furnishing Report called, while a separate freephone number listed on its website was no longer working.

It wasn't immediately apparent if the stores or website would trade on through a new entity or close permanently.

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