Worcester companies that make fire safety equipment and cleaning products are among those owed money by Wilko.

Documents released by the collapsed high street chain’s administrators reveal it owes £157,261,588 to its creditors.

Administrators were called in early in August after the chain, which employed 12,500 staff and ran 400 shops across Britain, came under pressure.

Administrators at PwC were forced to sell off Wilko’s assets after failing to secure a rescue deal. 

Pepco, the owner of discount retailer Poundland, struck a deal to buy 71 Wilko stores while The Range agreed a deal to buy Wilko’s brand for around £5 million.

Worcester’s Wilko closed on Sunday, September 17 and reopened as a Poundland on Saturday (October 7).

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Poundland is also taking over the Droitwich Wilko, which closed last month, while the future of the Malvern store has been the subject of speculation following Wilko’s departure.

The Worcestershire companies that are owed money by Wilko include Compco Fire Systems of Worcester, which is owed £73,257.

Mapa Spontex, a Worcester firm that makes cleaning cloths and sponges, is owed £152,423.

Garden furniture supplier Gablemere, based in Kidderminster, is owed £269.

Brush manufacturer LG Harris & Co, of Stoke Prior, is owed £74,058 and grass seed supplier DLF Trifolium, based in Inkberrow, is owed £59,321.

Some companies are owed millions of pounds, such as Drax Energy Solutions Limited, which Wilko is listed as owing £2.8 million, TS (UK) Ltd, which is owed more than £4 million, and Procter & Gamble UK Ltd, which is owed more than £8.8 million.

The retailer, which had been a fixture on British high streets for 93 years, shut the last of its stores last weekend.

Jane Steer, joint administrator, said: “Wilko will be greatly missed on the high street and by everyone involved with the business.

“We’re immensely grateful for the dedication shown and values demonstrated by team members during this very difficult time, throughout which they’ve shown unwavering commitment to the business and customers.”