I always wondered how long it would be until a double glazing company used Twitter to announce that they have had to close their doors. Well on the evening of the 11th February, J & P Windows, who trade in the south of England, announced on the social media site that they had to cease trading. These were the two tweets they sent to break the news:
“J & P have had to cease trading. We employed a rescue company to try and save us after builders went bust owing us thousands sorry to all our…”
“customers old and new. Thank you for all the years of support. Please not that that you have a 10 year ins back guarantee and/or deposit insurance…”
I would have liked to include a link to the J & P twitter page but it appears to have been shut down. The J & P website it still up and running. But for how long remains to be seen.
J & P traded for 26 years, which for our industry is pretty good going. It is of course a shame for a company to be forced to close in such a manner. Having to close doors because of external circumstances is awful. In this case it was caused by builders going bust which had a knock on effect.
This is nothing new. But what is new is that J & P have been brave and bold enough to announce their closure first, and on Twitter. It is the first instance of a Twitter bankruptcy I have seen and is proof that the way business operates through the internet and social media has changed. Personally, I think it has taken courage and balls to come out in front of everyone and announce something so serious and final. I wonder if we will see any more in the future…
Its always sad when a company has to close its doors. People’s lively hood and well being put into jeorardy. I hope all concerned get through this quickly..
Sign of the times.I wonder if the builder went bust also.
I suppose it could happen to any of us.
Keep getting deposits paid and interim payments on large jobs to guard against this eventuality.
Lets hope they all find alternative employment.
It’s a shame they didn’t have the decency to let their customers know . I have a half finished conservatory! Thank God the deposite scheme existM
Yes would of been nice for them to of told their customers old & new!! I now have a huge hole in an internal wall thanks to their bad fitting…….been waiting on them to repair it!!
Like many other J&P customers, they have left people with unfinished jobs and poor quality workmanship, which the customer will now have to pay to have rectified. I think if you dig deeper you are likely to find that their reason for ceasing trading isn’t as simple as described.