BOSSES from Stafford’s Post House say the venue is continuing to go from strength to strength despite one of its founders being declared bankrupt.
Operators of the popular meeting place in Greengate Street, which was voted best bar by townsfolk, say it is business as usual and people should be reassured the venue was trading as normal.
It follows news that previous owner Dennis Foster was declared bankrupt.
According to the Insolvency Service’s online register the order date was made on September 4 and would be discharged on September 4, 2014.
But the business, the Post House Stafford Ltd, transferred to a limited company six months ago - with new directors, including Daniel, Sarah and Hilary Foster and Claire Jones.
They told the Newsletter this week it was a technical procedure as part of change of control at the top, following the finalisation of the construction of the development.
In a statement this week Daniel, Sarah and Hilary Foster said they had been dogged by constant rumours that the business was closing down but it was all completely untrue.
They said: “The grade II building had specific requirements in order to get the building to the necessary standards which meant a massive cost overrun, causing the problem.
“There have been constant rumours about the Post House closing down and these have been spread maiciously by many individuals and parties. This has not helped getting the business off the ground and onto a steady footing.
“We would like everyone to know it’s business as usual at the Post House. All 58 of the company’s staff are continuing in their jobs and the business is operating as it had before.” They are welcoming anyone to go into the building and meet the team if they had any questions.
“We would like to say thank you to the people of Stafford for voting us the best bar and thanks to the Michelin guide for listing us in their guide. We’re going from strength to strength as witnessed by the 2,500 who enjoy the weekends with us.”
Dennis Foster, speaking exclusively to the Newsletter, said: “The team will continue to offer a first class service at the Post House, looking after our customers as we have done over the past 18 months.”