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More than 45 jobs lost as Marton Country Club closes

Marton Country Club opened in 1964 Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

One of Middlesbrough's best-known hotels has closed.

Marton Country Club shut its doors yesterday (October 19) with the loss of 45 jobs. It originally opened in 1964. The directors have blamed an increase in competition and said it was no longer viable to support the business with their own money.

Anyone who has pre-paid should contact contact Gaines Robson Insolvency, which is handling the voluntary liquidation.

It is with much regret that the directors of Marton Country Club Ltd have to announce that the company is to close with immediate effect (12 noon on the 19th).

After many years of supporting the company with personal funds the directors can no longer invest in a business that is not financially viable.

The number of national and international hotels and restaurants, as well as a decrease in demand for the more traditional style of hotel has seen a huge drop in trade.

This has resulted in significant losses being made on a monthly basis, leaving the company in a position where it is no longer able to meet its liabilities.

– Marton Country Club spokesperson