Administrators appointed to iCandy greeting cards chain

The closures in Ilford, Romford, St Albans and Bishops Stortford have resulted in 22 redundancies.

The company was founded by former Clinton Cards head Clinton Lewis but has recently been hit by a slowdown in consumer spending and a rise in local business rates.

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The remaining stores in Hertfordshire, Sussex and Essex are continuing to trade while the administrators seek a buyer.

Glynn Mummery,…