Aberdeen firm collapses with 19 redundancies

ABERDEEN-based Anderson Construction has been placed into liquidation with the loss of 19 jobs.

The company, which operated from premises in Northfield, was involved in the construction of commercial properties for private and public sector organisations, including local authorities.

Gordon MacLure, restructuring partner at Johnson Carmichael, has been appointed provisional administrator. All of the company’s 19 staff have been made redundant.

He commented, “Anderson Construction (Aberdeen) is a long-established business having traded for nearly 25 years, and which at one stage employed 35 people.

“In common with many building contractors in the north-east of Scotland in recent years, the business has suffered from reduced margins and cash flow difficulties. In addition, managing director, Kenny Anderson, was recently diagnosed with cancer, and we offer him our best wishes for a successful outcome as he begins long-term treatment.

“With these factors considered, the directors concluded that it was not sustainable for the company to continue trading and regretfully took the decision that the company should be wound up.”

He added, “Our immediate focus is on the employees of the company, and we will liaise with government agencies including PACE, to ensure these employees receive all possible support at this difficult time.”