148 jobs go at MJN Colston as contracts put up for sale

Aaron Morby 12 years ago
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Administrators have axed more than a third of the staff at MJN Colston as they prepare to sell the firm’s contracts.

Within hours of being appointed administrators, Deloitte partners Daniel Butters and Matt Cowlishaw laid off 148 of the 420 staff at the Stockton on Tees building services contractor.

Butters said: “We intend to trade the business in the short-term with a view to selling and novating the contracts to other providers.

“We will continue to work with the company’s suppliers and customers and will seek to find a buyer for the business and assets to minimise disruption.”

Deloitte has set up a hotline for contractors interested in contracts or parts of the business, who should contact Dan Renton on: 0113 292 1720. Suppliers and creditors can contact Andrew Croft on: 0191 202 5409.

The company is based in Stockton on Tees and operates from offices in Gateshead, Blackburn, Coventry, Bury St Edmunds, Croydon, Bristol, Bridgend and Exeter.

    Work in progress (total project values)

  • £430m Southmead hospital, Bristol (Carillion)
  • £25m Learning Campus, Ebbw Vale (Leadbitter)
  • £22m Cheatham School, Manchester (Sir Robert McAlpine)
  • £25m Dawlish hospital secure unit, Devon (Interserve)
  • £10m Chadacre Hall Mansion refurb, Bury St Edmunds (Farrans)
  • £10m Cromwell community college, Cambridge (Kier)

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