Redditch-based S Walker Transport has closed down after almost three decades in business, with the loss of 39 jobs.

Administrators from Leonard Curtis were appointed to the firm on 25 February “following a cessation of trade” and are now involved in winding down the company.

A statement from Leonard Curtis said: “The joint administrators have confirmed that unfortunately all 39 employees of the Redditch-based business have been made redundant.

“Their focus is now to ensure that the company’s employees receive their claim entitlements from the redundancy payments service as soon as possible and that any value held in the company’s current contracts and other assets are preserved for the benefit of creditors.”

Family-run S Walker Transport was founded in 1991 and went limited 10 years later. It held an international O-licence authorising a total of 35 HGVs and 39 trailers out of two depots in the Worcestershire town.

It undertook a range of haulage work, including moving recyclable material and palletised goods.

In 2015, it joined Palletways. A spokesman for the pallet network said: “We can confirm that S Walker Transport has entered an administration process.

“To maintain continuation of our service and ensure minimal disruption to the network, Palletways has made alternative arrangements for all future collections and deliveries in that area.

“We are committed to ensuring that customers receive the same first-class level of service that they have come to expect from Palletways and will continue to monitor the situation closely.”

The company did not respond.