Beaver ended up being sold off to Mikron I believe.
They made the mistake of investing in a new factory just as recession hit - Natwest got twitchy and pulled the plug on them, despite having some big orders on the books.
No interest from the government of course. Had it been the financial sector no doubt their would have been a bailout. Such a waste.
I remember the business cull by banks in the nineties.My parents small company went to the wall in the 90's recession for the same reason. Big load of orders on the books but the banks got twitchy and pulled the plug on the overdraft. For a small company making few but high value items being paid on 90 day terms the overdraft is its lifeblood.
They were forced to voluntarily liquidate for what would otherwise have been a going concern.
Undoubtedly many others too under exactly the same circumstances.
 Making industrial mixers.