HeatherTech in administration

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Sydney-based IT consulting and services company HeatherTech Pty Ltd has gone into voluntary administration.

According to appointed administrator, Chris Darin principal at CD Darin and Co, HeatherTech last week ceased to trade and is in administration.

Darin said prior to his appointment, the company's client list and some assets were sold.

A creditor's meeting is scheduled this Thursday and it is expected that the company would eventually be liquidated, according to Darin.

He declined to reveal the names of major creditors, but said the administrator was compiling [a list] at the moment. “We are looking at the reasons for the company's failure and will report to creditors in due course,” Darin said.

HeatherTech – which also has a regional office in Melbourne - is a provider of IT services. According to its website, it is a Citrix Platinum Member, Microsoft Certified Partner, Novell PartnerNet Gold Partner and Cisco Premium Certified Partner. It also claimed to work with HP, Hitachi, Veritas, Trend Micro, AppSense and kVault.

It is still unknown why the company went into administration. After repeated attempts, company CEO Matthew Ainsworth was unavailable for comment at press time.

Peter Brockhoff, channel marketing manager at Citrix Systems Australia was aware that HeatherTech was in administration, but was unsure whether Citrix was a major creditor. He did say, however, that “a number of their [HeatherTech's] people have found themselves opportunities with other Citrix partners.”

Ross Cochrane, MD at big Citrix distributor Express Data hadn't heard the news but confirmed that the distributor had dealt with HeatherTech in the past.


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