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Lincoln Sony Centre closed as parent company appoints administrators

The Sony Centre store on Lincoln High Street closed on Friday after its parent company went into administration on Thursday.

The shop was closed on Friday and a notice of administration has been posted in the window.

Parent company Raresupply Limited appointed administrator Deloitte LLP on Thursday, January 10, the shop window notice said.

The affairs, business and property of the company are now being managed by joint administrators Matthew James Cowlishaw and Christopher James Farrington of Deloitte.

— Later update: Paul McCaffrey, the now former deputy manager at Sony Centre Lincoln, said: “The truth is that Sony UK couldn’t afford to help us out with decent prices this year, our Lincoln branch was actually doing fantastic and had a great sales team working there.

“If Sony had helped us, we would easily still be open, but unfortunately more and more people turn to Amazon or previously play.com, then get upset that their local shops close.

“However, on behalf of our team, we would like to thank all of our customers that have shopped with us and wish them all well in the future,” he added.

Sony Centre is the second casualty on Lincoln’s High Street this year, after photography chain Jessops collapsed into administration on Thursday.