Irvine-Whitlock Brickwork contractor to close
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Hanson the brickmaker giant bought Irvine-Whitlock in 2007 with the aim of supplying bricks and laying them within one business 14 years later the business is not profitable.
Irvine-Whitlock accounts show that it made a £5,634 loss after a massive turnover of £15.9m for the year to December 31 2019 following a £1.28m loss the previous year.
Surprisingly the year before the Hanson sale Irvine Whitlock made a pre-tax profit of £7m from a turnover of £58.5m and employed 595 staff but in 2019 the company employed 60 people which means the company was slowing two years ago.
Hanson’s strategy and development director, Matt Barlow, said: “We have made the difficult decision to close Irvine-Whitlock, one of our non-core businesses.
“In the short-term, the specialist building contractor will complete outstanding existing contractual obligations, but no new business will be progressed.
“The closure will result in redundancies among the Irvine-Whitlock team and we have already been liaising and working with those affected to find them alternative employment in the sector.
“We would like to thank all Irvine-Whitlock employees affected by this change for their hard work and dedication.