AN events company claims they have not been paid for acts booked over the festive season by the now collapsed Flat Cap Hotels.

InSync Creative says it is an ‘utter disgrace’ the company, which owns The Courthouse in Knutsford, has failed to pay bills.

The complaint comes as The Courthouse closed a week ago after being hit by economic challenges.

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The entertainment agency, founded by Callan Kinsella, a 23-year-old DJ from Wilmslow, is now seeking justice for acts that have not been paid.

They provide DJs, musicians, dancers, photographers and videographers for events.

In a statement, an InSync Creatives spokesman said: “We served a statutory demand to Flat Cap Hotels.

“Despite their awareness of their unpaid debts, the directors continued to engage our services and book our acts during the peak holiday season of Christmas and the New Year at The Bridge, Prestbury, The Courthouse, Knutsford, and The Vicarage, Holmes Chapel.

“Adding insult to injury, they also hosted a Christmas party for their staff on January 7, utilising our services without settling their outstanding invoices.

“It is evident that these actions were premeditated, with no genuine intention to compensate us for the services rendered.”

InSync Creatives has lodged an official complaint with administrators Begbies Traynor and the insolvency services.

The statement added: “We pride ourselves on delivering a comprehensive service to our clients, and most importantly, to our acts.

“Our acts have dedicated themselves tirelessly over the festive season, sacrificing time with their families, all for the sake of earning income for these individuals who have callously chosen not to fulfil their financial obligations.

“This situation is an utter disgrace.

“We refuse to remain idle until justice is served to us, our acts, and all the other suppliers affected by this unfortunate circumstance.”

The Courthouse has ceased trading but The Bridge and the Vicarage are still open.

A spokesman for administrators Begbies Traynor said last week: “Like many others in the hospitality sector, despite having an excellent reputation and a strong brand, the business has been impacted by a combination of factors, including the pandemic, inflation and the challenging economic environment for consumers.

“Partners at Begbies Traynor have been appointed as joint administrators and the focus is now on stabilising the operating position of the business and exploring future options.”