63 jobs go as East Kilbride windows supplier ceases trading

Donald McNaught
Donald McNaught

AN East Kilbride-based supplier of double glazing windows to trade and the housebuilding sector has ceased trading with the loss of 63 jobs.

Donald McNaught, a restructuring partner at Johnston Carmichael, has been appointed as the provisional liquidator to TFD (Scotland) Ltd.

The firm ceased trading after more than 13 years on August 25. Johnston Carmichael said “customer difficulties in the wider construction sector” contributed to the business failure, including the loss of a major deal following the insolvency of Muirfield Contracts in March last year.

The liquidators are working with Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE), a consortium of 22 organisations including Skills Development Scotland, to help affected workers find new jobs.

Donald McNaught said, “Unfortunately the business has been unable to ensure sufficient cashflow to remain viable, despite repeated efforts by the directors to improve its position and protect jobs. We are now actively seeking buyers interested in the company’s remaining stock, premises, plant and equipment.”