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Jobs lost as Dundee blacksmiths firm enters liquidation

Fenwick Blacksmiths
Image caption Fenwick Blacksmiths was hit hard by the loss of fellow city firm Muirfield Contracts

A leading Dundee blacksmiths has gone into provisional liquidation with the loss of 14 jobs.

Fenwick Blacksmiths was founded in 1904 and had an annual turnover of about £800,000, but was hit hard when fellow city firm and key customer Muirfield Contracts went into administration.

The business has closed with immediate effect, with all 14 staff let go.

The firm's assets, including property, vehicles and machinery, will now be sold off.

Liquidator Tom MacLennan, of FRP Advisory, said: "Fenwick Blacksmiths was a highly regarded specialist blacksmith business with a good customer base. The administration of Muirfield Contracts meant that the company was unable to continue trading.

"This is a difficult time for the staff and we will provide as much support to them as possible."

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