WELL-known West Somerset printing firm Friday Print went into liquidation yesterday with the loss of around 12 jobs.
The Minehead company, based in Mart Road, ceased trading immediately when Taunton insolvency experts Albert Goodman were called in.
Friday Print was owned by former West Somerset district councillor Mike Padgett, who is also a vice-president of Minehead Harriers.
Mr Padgett, a former newspaper executive, had run the firm since relocating to West Somerset nearly 30 years ago.
He was undergoing treatment in Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, for a heart condition when the company’s liquidators were called in.
Through Friday Print, Mr Padgett was well-known for its support of local community and charitable causes, often helping by subsidising the printing of programmes and tickets for fund-raising events.
Last week, 14 staff lost their jobs in Minehead with the closure of the seafront Queens Hall, owned by district Councillor Kate Kravis and her husband Marcus.