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Plymouth building firm collapse costs 40 jobs

BFEC sign
Image caption BFEC partly blamed its collapse on late payments from some customers

About 40 jobs have been lost at a building services firm in Plymouth.

BFEC Ltd has stopped trading, blaming the economic downturn as well as problems with late payments from some customers.

Administrators said that the company, which was based in the Roborough area and had been trading for 22 years, was likely to go into liquidation.

They added that a meeting of the company's creditors was due to be called next week.

The company had been involved in a number of large projects in the city, including the redevelopment of the Royal William Yard harbour, and refurbishment work at the National Trust's Saltram House.

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