In this weeks "Amateur Photographer", a UK published weekly, it refers to Ilford and says that as well as there being a management buy-out team in the bidding, who would keep Ilford as a going concern, there are also "elements" in the bidding who would not. Presumably these would be asset strippers who would want to get hold of the factory etc for redevelopment or whatever. So though we must hope that there is a successful management buy-out, the final outcome regretably is still not clear.