Shock collapse of family building firm

THIRTY-Eight people have lost their jobs with the collapse of building company Watfords of Wombwell.

Sheffield based Chartered Accountants Hart Shaw LLP, has been instructed to assist the directors of Watfords in placing the Company into Creditors Voluntary Liquidation.

Meetings of Members and Creditors will take place on February 21 when the company’s dealings will be wound up officially.

The family business dates back to 1934. Employees included bricklayers, ground workers, joiners, plasterers, plumbers and decorators, which enabled the Company to offer a full service to its clients.

The majority of the workforce was declared redundant on January 30 with a few employees being retained for a period to complete some outstanding jobs and ensure that customers are not let down.

Read more about Watfords in this week’s South Yorkshire Times.