Xavier & Sons Limited / &Phoenix& of failed company
This appears to be a classic "Phoenix" - although the registered office is given as Royal House, Market Place, Redditch B98 8AA, the address on www.shoemakers.org.uk for the new company is the same as that for Xavier Footwear Limited, which has gone into liquidation owing tens of thousands of pounds in debts. We await details from the liquidators to find out what happened to the assets (if any) of the failed company, but it looks as though the new company, incorporated just a few weeks before Xavier Footwear Limited went bust (there's a surprise!) bought the remaining stock and assets from the old one at a knockdown price before it did.
At that time, the old company was facing at least one County Court claim for producing orthopaedic shoes that were completely unfit for purpose.
One can only conjecture about the quality of the products being produced by the new company (at least one director being the person who produced the shoes subject of the claim against the old one)... :(