250 redundancies at joinery company

Echo: Closed for business – the 150 year-old firm in Radford Way, Billericay Closed for business – the 150 year-old firm in Radford Way, Billericay

NEARLY 250 workers from a 150-year-old construction firm have been made redundant.

The Echo reported yesterday construction, joinery, renovation and repair work specialists Killby and Gayford, which has a branch in Radford Way, Billericay, had been placed into administration.

Private firm BDO was appointed the official administrator, and it confirmed yesterday the company had stopped trading.

A spokesman for BDO said: “Unfortunately the economic climate and difficult trading conditions significantly affected the business.

“The administrators are taking all necessary steps to mitigate losses and, going forward, will seek to maximise recoveries for the benefit of all creditors.”

Killby and Gayford also had offices in offices in London, Cambridge and Leeds.

The Billericay branch was the company’s specialist joinery division, focusing on the design and manufacture aspects of building projects.

Companies House, which registers businesses, showed Killby and Gayford faced ten attempts by businesses to get it wound up in the past year, as they claimed they were owed money.

The BDO spokesman added: “The company has ceased to trade immediately and regrettably the majority of the 255 employees have been made redundant.

“The administrators are in the process of seeking a buyer or buyers for the assets of the company.”

No-one from Killby and Gayford was available for comment yesterday.

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12:36pm Mon 23 Apr 12

The Cater Wood Creeper says...

best they all give the dole office a ring and start the ball rolling then
best they all give the dole office a ring and start the ball rolling then The Cater Wood Creeper

1:56pm Mon 23 Apr 12

Benfleetexile1 says...

Twit!!
Twit!! Benfleetexile1

5:12pm Mon 23 Apr 12

another council tax payer says...

The Cater Wood Creeper wrote:
best they all give the dole office a ring and start the ball rolling then
you win ##ckhead of the week and its only monday
[quote][p][bold]The Cater Wood Creeper[/bold] wrote: best they all give the dole office a ring and start the ball rolling then[/p][/quote]you win ##ckhead of the week and its only monday another council tax payer

5:20pm Mon 23 Apr 12

another council tax payer says...

The Cater Wood Creeper wrote:
best they all give the dole office a ring and start the ball rolling then
you win ##ckhead of the week and its only monday
[quote][p][bold]The Cater Wood Creeper[/bold] wrote: best they all give the dole office a ring and start the ball rolling then[/p][/quote]you win ##ckhead of the week and its only monday another council tax payer

12:21am Fri 27 Apr 12

The Rothschild Cowgirl says...

The Cater Wood Creeper wrote:
best they all give the dole office a ring and start the ball rolling then
What a stupid and insensitive comment ! You obviously have no idea what it feels like to be made redundant. Some of the employees at K&G have been there for many years and are unlikely to find alternative employment locally.
[quote][p][bold]The Cater Wood Creeper[/bold] wrote: best they all give the dole office a ring and start the ball rolling then[/p][/quote]What a stupid and insensitive comment ! You obviously have no idea what it feels like to be made redundant. Some of the employees at K&G have been there for many years and are unlikely to find alternative employment locally. The Rothschild Cowgirl

3:06pm Mon 30 Apr 12

ducky18 says...

What a TW*T - use another vowel to compete the sentence. Cater Wood Creeper - you utter pillock.
What a TW*T - use another vowel to compete the sentence. Cater Wood Creeper - you utter pillock. ducky18

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