A LONG-standing double glazing business has become the latest Malvern firm to cease trading after being hit severely by January’s cold spell.

Malvern Glass, in Spring Lane North, was unable to operate for two-weeks during the heavy snow causing serious financial difficulties.

The business, which was formed in 1979 and manufactures windows, doors and conservatories, was already facing problems and owner Les Wilkes warned that “many more companies” would suffer due to the continued effects of the recession, which officially ended last month.

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