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Old 13-04-2011, 09:15 AM
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D W Roberts goes down with loss of 50 jobs
Grant Prior

Stoke-on-Trent groundworks and civil engineering specialist D W Roberts Construction has gone into administration with the loss of 50 jobs.

The firm has been trading since 1978 when Dave Roberts acquired his first excavator but was placed into administration by its directors yesterday.

Graham Bushby and Guy Mander, partners at Baker Tilly Restructuring and Recovery LLP, have been appointed joint administrators.

They blamed Robert’s demise on the downturn in the new build housing market which led to a shortage of funds at the company and a struggle to pay suppliers.

Bushby said: “Like many in the building sector, DW Roberts Construction Ltd has experienced difficult trading conditions since the downturn in the house building sector from 2008.

“Due to lack of funding the business has ceased trading and all the staff have regrettably been made redundant.

“However, there are a number of potential purchasers and we are hoping that we may be able to secure a sale of the business and assets in due course.”
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Olympic site stops as P Elliott enters administration
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Olympic chiefs are racing to get work restarted on the Athletes Village after work on block N14 was halted as contractor P Elliott went into administration.

Elliott has been facing financial problems for months and was the subject of a string of winding-up petitions.

Olympic Delivery Authority bosses were hoping Elliott would stay afloat long enough to complete its £30m contract which is due for completion in August.

But administrators were appointed in Ireland yesterday and the site gates in Stratford locked this morning.

The ODA is now in talks with Village developer Lend Lease to get the 250 strong Elliott team back on site.

An ODA statement said: “With the contractor P Elliott entering receivership last night, its construction plot in the Olympic Village site is now in the hands of the receivers and work has temporarily stopped on this specific plot only.

“As a matter of priority we are working with Lend Lease and the receivers to keep the workers affected briefed on the situation and to also discuss arrangements for the workers to resume work on site under alternative site management.

“This issue relates to only one of the 11 residential plots in the Village – construction work across the wider Village site remains unaffected and firmly on track.”
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It was very sad to learn that the company who operates a local sandstone quarry has ceased trading.The Local Stone Company has operated the quarry at Fittleworth Sussex for many years and the quarry produced sandstone for walling and rockeries as well as crushed sand stone in varying sizes.The crushed sandstone was popular with farmers for their tracks etc and was widely used by builders in the area as hardcore under concrete oversites before the block and beam method became popular.The quarry was well hidden in the backlanes of Fittleworth and never seemed to attract any adverse publicity in the local press.I loaded out of there a few times over the years and apart from the modern loading shovels it was like going back in time.there was no office or weighbridge- you just drove up the track and over to the stockpiles near the crusher and the loader driver would give you a hand written ticket and the material was sold by the cubic metre.The staff had all been there for years and were good ole boys- it was a joy going in there-sadly with all the rules and regs we have to abide by these days,we shall shall not see the like of these places again.
There is some machinery coming up for auction which you can find on www.marriottco.co.uk then go to plant&machinery section then online auction sales

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It was very sad to learn that the company who operates a local sandstone quarry has ceased trading.The Local Stone Company has operated the quarry at Fittleworth Sussex for many years and the quarry produced sandstone for walling and rockeries as well as crushed sand stone in varying sizes.
This was mentioned to me at the canal a few weeks back which I had forgotten about.
It causes us a bit of a problem as it was Fittleworth stone specced for the towpath capping.
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Hertfordshire firm HireMee went into administration at the end of may, they used to be involved in rail machines slot years ago. They had been trading for 30 plus years too
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This was mentioned to me at the canal a few weeks back which I had forgotten about.
It causes us a bit of a problem as it was Fittleworth stone specced for the towpath capping.
Yes I think it will cause problems for a few people Rob it was popular with the local authorities for reinstating footpaths and bridleways etc. I don't think there are any more sandstone quarries in the area-there was one at Pitch Hill Ewhurst in the 90's but I think it's finished now.
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[QUOTE=scaniaman;36695]It was very sad to learn that the company who operates a local sandstone quarry has ceased trading.The Local Stone Company has operated the quarry at Fittleworth Sussex for many years and the quarry produced sandstone for walling and rockeries as well as crushed sand stone in varying sizes.
I've found a cutting i kept of a Construction News site test on a Case W30 wheeled loader carried out at the Fittleworth quarry in 1988.The Case belonged to Rentequip who were LS's loader supplier at the time-here's some pics
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Hertfordshire firm HireMee went into administration at the end of may, they used to be involved in rail machines slot years ago. They had been trading for 30 plus years too
The firm might have gone into administration?But think you'l find they sold off all the gear October 2009,don't think they'd been actively trading since then?
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Not seen it mentioned elsewhere here but Fox Brothers Ltd, Fox Brothers Civils, etc have all sold up there kit (supposedly to pay suppliers) but have no gone into administration without enough money to pay suppliers, got to make you wonder where the money from the auction went...
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Three weeks after going into administration, two of the three depots of Hertfordshire plant hire group Hiremee have been rescued.


Investment fund Hamilton Day has bought the Hiremee depots in Royston and Ware in Hertfordshire as going concerns.

Hiremee Ltd entered into administration on 18 May, with the appointment of joint administrators Jason Baker and Geoff Rowley, partners at insolvency and restructuring specialist FRP Advisory LLP. Six of the 20 employees lost their job at that time.

The administrators were able to trade the businesses in Royston and Ware, while seeking a buyer as a going concern. A third site in Bishops Stortford was closed down following the resignation of the only employee based at that location.

Mr Baker said: “We are delighted to have secured a sale of the business and assets to Hamilton Day. The sale, which saves 14 jobs across the two locations, represented the best outcome for creditors, as well as the business and its stakeholders.

“The company has a sound client base with a high level of repeat custom and, under new ownership, will be able to prosper.”

Hiremee Ltd was established in 1976 and hires construction plant (mostly JCB and Volvo) as well as tools, clothing and lighting to customers based across Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Essex.
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