In a statement, ICTC managing director Ruth Cutter said: “I’m sorry to announce that ICTC will be closing its doors for the last time on Thursday January 31 after another poor result for the company in 2018.
“For the last few years business has become increasingly difficult for our organisation, and the impact of the recent Brexit vote has made the future even more uncertain. These, along with other market factors, have contributed to the decision by the board to put the company into liquidation which, as I’m sure you will appreciate, has not been an easy one.”
She added: “I would like to thank all our loyal customers for their support over the years and wish them all well.”
Based in Norfolk, ICTC (Intercontinental Cooking and Tableware Co.)’s office and on-site warehouse and textiles factory have been supplying kitchenware (including cookware, bakeware and kitchen accessories) and textiles for over 40 years. Customers included catering professionals, independent cookshops and major High Street retailers such as John Lewis, Lakeland and Steamer Trading Cookshop.
As well as ICTC’s own textiles brand, The British Textile Company, the company acted as distributor for a range of brands from across Europe and the US including Mauviel, Gobel, La Rochere, Woll, Emma Bridgewater, Aga, La Bonne Graine, Andree Jardin, Opinel, Le Petit Chef and Curious Chef. In addition, ICTC provided a bespoke textile service.