The Seafood Pub Company ran several venues across East Lancashire and Yorkshire, including Forest at Fence and the Assheton Arms in Downham.

Barrowford businesswoman Joycelyn Neve founded the company in 2010 building up a portfolio of restaurants and pubs over the last ten years.

However Miss Neve informed staff back in June that the coronavirus crisis had proved too much for her business, which she was ultimately unable to save.