South West Wales

FH Gilman & Co administration risks 75 west Wales jobs

A quarry products company employing 75 workers in Pembrokeshire has gone into administration.

FH Gilman & Co produces aggregates, ready mixed concrete and asphalt at the Bolton Hill Quarry at Tiers Cross near Haverfordwest.

Receivers PricewaterhouseCoopers said the company got into difficulty due to the severe winter weather in 2010.

Trading will continue until a buyer is found for the family buisness, which has been running for 50 years.

FH Gilman and Co is a Lincolnshire-based company with 122 employees, including 75 at its site in Pembrokeshire.

The company also has interests in plant hire and potatoes.

Ross Connock and Rob Lewis of PwC were appointed joint administrative receivers of the company on 20 May.

Their appointment followed the administration of its subsidiary, C&G Concrete Limited, on 16 May.

Mr Connock said the business has a "strong reputation for quality and service", adding that it was "critical that we retain the ongoing support of both the employees and the suppliers to the business."

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