Scottish food distribution company Hayden Chilled has presented a petition in court for a liquidator to be appointed to wind the business up.

The company, which holds a standard international operator licence for 29 HGVs and 40 trailers running out of bases in Cleland, Annan and Motherwell, as well as an operating centre in Carlisle, lodged the application in Dumfries Sheriff Court on 8 March.

It is understood Richard Oddy and Blair Milne at insolvency practitioners Azets Holdings were appointed a few days later.

The company was incorporated in 2018 and its sole director is David Malcolm.

Its website said the haulier offered a comprehensive range of services throughout the UK, Europe and Ireland, including the transportation of chilled beef, hanging carcass beef and lamb, pharmaceuticals, fruit, chilled dairy, bottled water, sugar and milk powder.

“An independent company, we have built a solid reputation for reliability and service,” it added.

“Our customers include discount supermarket chain Lidl. We operate a fleet of twin evap fridge trailers and multi-temperature UK and European meat railed trailers for hanging beef and lamb as well as 2.6 – 3.1 internal curtain sided trailers.”

Azets did not respond; when Motor Transport contacted the firm, Malcolm declined to comment.