Scottish FMB leader’s firm goes bust

Grant Prior 5 years ago
Share

The leader of small builders in Scotland has stepped down from his post after his firm went bust.

Najem Al Hasan has resigned as the the Scottish president of the Federation of Master Builders after his company Scotia Construction went into liquidation.

The Sunday Mail revealed that Livingston based Scotia Construction was put into liquidation at the town’s sheriff court by suppliers Jewson Builders over an unpaid bill.

The move followed a string of complaints about workmanship by the contractor.

Hasan was re-elected Scottish FMB president last November.

After his election he said: “Retentions are killing the construction industry.

“Very few SMEs have the resources to chase all monies due to them and litigation is frequently too expensive – many subcontractors go out of business with thousands of pounds owed to them by principal contractors.

Director of the Federation of Master Builders Scotland, Graham Barn, told the Sunday Mail: “Due to the condition of his business, Hasan could not continue to represent members and has resigned as president.”

Hasan told the paper: “This is what happens when customers do not pay their bills.

“It was no longer prudent to continue the business.”

 

 

 

Latest news

Almacantar chief in Twitter tirade against McAlpine

Mike Hussey says he would not trust contractor to 'deliver a pizza'
3 days ago

Persimmon chiefs hand back £50m after bonuses outcry

Persimmon bosses waive second instalment of bonuses
3 days ago

Colas and Volker to exit huge London highways contract

CVU joint venture and TfL agree to part company early on eight-year framework
3 days ago

Boost your online presence with the new Enquirer Directory

New site for suppliers and buyers will showcase their products, services and latest stories
4 months ago

Lendlease on board for £4bn London Euston district

Arup and Grimshaw will now work on Euston plans
3 days ago

Carillion cracked hospital beams remedial work unfinished

Auditors and pension regulator heavily criticised by MPs
3 days ago

Amey Rail snaps up Carillion rail projects saving 700 jobs

Projects in the East Midlands, London and North West England back on track
4 days ago

Willmott Dixon gets start date for £49m Colston Hall revamp

Work to start in June on major regeneration for Bristol landmark
3 days ago

Carillion bosses dodge pension black hole

Accounts show one pension scheme was in surplus while the rest had an £800m deficit
4 days ago

Morgan Sindall profits soar as margins restored

Fit-out and construction deliver strong profit growth as 2018 set to be bumper year
4 days ago

Centre Point Tower developer claws back £1m from McAlpine

McAlpine counts cost of row over design and build or construction management route for London tower
4 days ago

Betting Spy: England to win the Calcutta Cup

England can cover the handicap in the Six Nations while West Ham have it all to do as usual at Anfield
3 days ago

Sisk vows to complete joint venture jobs after Lagan collapse

Contractor will complete Highways England schemes on its own
5 days ago

Suspended sentence for scaffolder spotted without harness

Court hears how experienced worker chose to ignore safety rules
4 days ago

Construction slave labour ring smashed in East London

Fifty Eastern European workers saved after exploitation on sites
4 days ago

GRAHAM wins £86m Liverpool build to rent tower

Demolition work to start on waterfront site this month
5 days ago

Interserve to close power lines operation axing over 70 jobs

Power transmission firm to be wound down over next few months
5 days ago

Lagan puts construction arms into administration

Up to 200 jobs at risk as construction and building divisions hit by delays and disputes
6 days ago

Barratt looks to new building methods to boost volumes

Completions creep up by 2% as UK's largest house builder looks to use more offsite construction
5 days ago

BAM counts cost of weaker pound

UK business pre-tax profit slip of 7% to £35m due to exchange rate change
5 days ago

Galliford Try clinches £55m Leamington Spa housing project

Partnerships arm will build 375 homes for Waterloo Housing Group
5 days ago

Green light for London Deutsche Bank HQ

Developer Landsec says construction to continue once substructure is complete next March
5 days ago

Highways England calls bids for £326m Area 10

Hunt starts for maintenance and response contractor in north west
6 days ago

Carillion directors ‘contemptuous’ of pension funding

Carillion trustees alerted watchdog twice over pensions shortfall to no avail
6 days ago

Civils to start on £160m Yorkshire shopping centre

Advanced highways and infrastructure work to start this summer
6 days ago

Liverpool advances £700m Festival Park redevelopment

Willmott Dixon to carry out enabling works around Festival Garden dome base
6 days ago

Consultant Dar to build new Holborn HQ

Hunt on for contractor as Currie & Brown owner plans UK expansion
6 days ago

Another 152 Carillion staff axed taking job toll to 1,141

Staff told to pack up as fresh wave of job cuts unveiled today
6 days ago

Mace lands £350m Stevenage town centre revamp

Council picks winning developer for major town centre regeneration
6 days ago

Construction cartel whistleblowers offered £100k for tip-offs

Competition and Markets Authority targets construction in latest crackdown
7 days ago

Contractor services