RES Distribution Ltd, distributor of high-end Hewlett-Packard products, has entered receivership, Macworld confirmed this morning.

Associated companies affairs are also in the hands of the official receivers, BDO Stoy Hayward.

The receivers press officer Sarah Jurado confirmed the news: “We were appointed as receivers as of April 10 2002 to Res Holdings Ltd, RES Distribution Ltd, and Calcomp Europe Supplies Limited.”

Macworld was not able to contact Robin East, managing director of RES, but a member of staff at the company said: "He's unlikely to be in touch with the company in the near future".

Jurado declined to offer further information: “We haven't been in there that long”, she explained.

RES Distribution sources also confirmed the news. More to follow on Macworld.co.uk.