Staffordshire pallet and warehousing firm Place 2 Place Logistics has filed an application in court to appoint an administrator.

The company, which has been trading since 2013, submitted the notice of intention via its legal representation Bermans on 7 May.

The company has also applied to surrender its operator licence, which authorises the movement of 20 HGVs and 22 trailers out of two depots, in Stone and in Newcastle-Under-Lyme.

Unaudited, abridged accounts for the year ending 30 June 2022 showed that Place 2 Place Logistics employed 59 staff.

The haulier, which is a Pall-Ex member, also undertakes hazardous transport and in October 2022 it was served with an improvement notice by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) for not having an adequate emergency plan in place for the transport of radioactive material.

The notice said: “The shortfall was found by ONR during a routine compliance inspection of the Staffordshire-based company which is involved in the transport of radiopharmaceuticals.”

However, by December 2022 the ONR confirmed the firm was now complying and that it had developed adequate emergency plans.

At the time, Geoff Frackelton, ONR principal inspector, said: “We have engaged with Place 2 Place Logistics since we served the improvement notice and are satisfied that they have now addressed the shortfall and have an adequate emergency plan for the transport of radioactive material.”

Place 2 Place did not respond when we contacted the company by phone.