UK seafood processor Cook & Lucas Frozen (UK) Limited entered into administration last week after the company "abruptly" closed its plant in Grimsby earlier in January.

James Clark and Howard Smith from Interpath Advisory were appointed joint administrators to Cook & Lucas on Jan. 20.

Cook & Lucas is an established importer, processor and supplier of seafood and whitefish, operating a smokehouse and processing plant in Grimsby.

On Jan. 10, the company "abruptly" closed its plant in Grimsby, with approximately 80 members of staff being laid off, said Interpath Advisory in a statement.