THE Better Bathrooms brand is set to resume trading after it went into administration earlier this month.

The Leigh-based firm employed more than 350 people in 13 showrooms, including the one on Wilderspool Causeway, its headquarters in Leigh and a customer service centre in Glazebury.

When it went into administration on March 1, 325 members of staff were made redundant.

It has now been taken over by Yorkshire firm Appliances Direct and Furniture who have taken on the assets and will resume trading under the brand name online.

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Phil Pierce, joint administrator and partner at FRP Advisory, said: “By securing a sale of the assets of the business, we have been able to maximise returns to creditors. Buy it Direct’s proven online retail expertise and infrastructure will ensure that they are well placed to take the business forward and we wish them well for the future.”

Nick Glynne, managing director of Buy it Direct said: “The BetterBathrooms business will complement our other successful 'home' brands, Appliances Direct and Furniture123 and I am particularly pleased to be working with some of the existing talented team.

"We hope to start trading again later this month and are now focused on resurrecting and developing the brand to demonstrate exceptional value to our customers.”

The acquisition will support 45 new jobs.