Palmer & Harvey was one of just two creditors to get all its money back following the collapse of Wine Cellar.

The independent off-­licence chain fell into administration in October last year but more than 100 of its 170 stores were later bought by EFB Retail.

An update report by ­administrator Deloitte, ­recently made available at Companies House, ­revealed P&H was one of only two secured creditors.

The wholesaler was owed £3.16m when Wine Cellar collapsed. It was paid £1.3m by the administrator, while the balance was secured when P&H came to a separate agreement with EFB Retail for stock it had supplied to Wine Cellar.

In September P&H cited the loss of business from Wine Cellar and First Quench Retailing, which also collapsed last year, as factors for its 5.2% dip in EBITDA. Wine Cellar's only other secured creditor was Barclays, which was paid £183,000.

The report also revealed that there were "insufficient funds" to pay the unsecured creditors, owed £6.4m in total. HM Revenue & Customs is owed £1.8m.

Wine Cellar traded as Booze Buster, Simply Drinks and Simply Food & Drinks in northern England. It made pre-tax losses of £956,000 in the year to January 2008 against sales of £62.6m.