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Dear Contributing Photographer,
It is with regret that we are writing to notify you that Red Cover is taking the steps to cease trading and close the business down. We did our best to trade out of a difficult situation but we have now concluded that it will not be possible to continue trading the company profitably.
As a result we are winding the company down and you will be hearing from the appointed liquidator in due course. If you were a creditor of the Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) then you will be written to by the Joint Supervisors within next 10 days with an update.
However, before we close the business down we would like to give you the opportunity to retrieve any images that are on our server and have them returned to you in case you do not already have a copy.
To enable us to do that please send a suitable hard drive (formatted for PC) so that we can copy your images and return the drive to you by post. If you only have a few images with us then we will send them to you on a DVD. To ensure the images reach you safely please make sure we have your correct address.
If you have transparencies with us please let us know what you would like us to do with these. If you do not wish them to be returned we will ensure that the images are no longer usable before destroying them.
Also, please let us know if there are any texts that we have had especially written for you and that you have paid for so that we can send these to you.
If you would like us to return your images/texts can you let us know before 4pm on 28th February 2011. Should you have any queries relating to this please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that our offices are not manned at present so we are unable to take any calls or deal with any queries relating to outstanding invoices.