/ Welsh International Climbing Centre in Administration
Can anyone offer anymore information on this?
Yup, everything seemed fine when I was up there on Monday.
There is now a new bouldering facility so things seem to be on the up.
It's perfectly possible for a business to be placed in administration but to carry on trading - in fact, I think it's normal. Even if you're a member of staff or regular user, you might not know anything about it.
I believe the centre is owned by the Taff Bargoed Development Trust and is not a private company. It is community owned and led. I cannot how see how it could go into administration
being in adminstration means you have a new boss. You are now being run for the benefit of whoever appointed the adminstrator (usually bank). If you are an employee, you will be aware of being in administration, because you will have received a notification of this from the administrator.
Front page of the Merthyr Express:
Didnt a new wall open in swansea recently? That has to have quite an affect on WICC i would imagine.
I agree, the route setting is bad, but I think that is mainly because they only has one, which is just silly for a place that big!
I don't think the problem is the route setting. If you read that article, then the debts are old and currently the place is making a profit.
That will be the end of it!
less flippantly, I've been a member since it opened, only 15 mins from where I work. It was very badly managed when it opened and I guess the debts are from then. It was very badly advertised for use by local schools and couldn't (wouldn't?) even offer decent rates for school groups on summer mornings.
Always seems full when I go there now. Hope it gets sorted
It's a pretty good climbing center, very friendly, new look to it and chilled out. It has a main climbing wall and a bouldering wall.
the center is very good on the whole but there are a few niggling points that need attention.
-alot of the time routes are not reset often enough.
-some of the staff are often very rude and just generally nasty
-the new bouldering room they have is EXCELLENT, apart from the matting is an absolute farce i.e. there are gaps in it, has old crap carpet on it, its loose etc.
with a bit of propper organisation this place could be excelent. i hope they get it sorted
> -some of the staff are often very rude and just generally nasty
these were problems right from the start, I was a regular there up until I went to university and I swear there are still some routes from 3 years ago still on the walls.
The old bouldering room had the same problem, it always seemed that the actual design of the structure and its position, with the corridor to the gym running around it was a major problem.
Really hope they get it all sorted as it's only 15 minutes drive from my house.
i find them more challenging than before. which is a good thing cos it gets you stronger, so quit moning and get stronger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
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