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Industry Consumer electronics & Major appliance rentals
Headquarters Bedford, England
Area served
Website boxclever

boxclever is a British electronic and domestic appliance rental chain that was first launched in 2000 by the merger of Radio Rentals and Granada Rentals.[1][2] The company originally operated through high street stores,[3] but later moved to an online only service. The company was sold to WestLB,[4] who later sold boxclever to Weight Partners.[5]

The chain defaulted in 2003 due to financial issues and went bankrupt that same year.[6][7][8]


  1. ^ "Box Clever deal saves 400 jobs". London: Independent. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Reece, Damian (21 September 2003). "Alchemy offers £200m for Boxclever buyout". London: Telegraph. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hands set to buy back struggling TV business". The Times. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "WestLB pulls plug on boxclever service unit". The Times. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Thompson, James (6 May 2011). "Weight Partners buys rental firm Boxclever". London: Independent. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  6. ^ The Law of Corporate Finance: General Principles and Eu Law. Springer Publishing. 2010. p. 377. ISBN 978-3-642-03057-4. 
  7. ^ Slatter, Stuart (2006). Leading Corporate Turnaround: How Leaders Fix Troubled Companies. Wiley. p. 215-216. ISBN 978-0-470-02559-8. 
  8. ^ "Boxclever blow for Saunders". Standard. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 

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