Dundee company’s demise hits Gorebrdge plumber

Peter Joyce, Plumber & Heating Engineer, Gorebridge.''LtoR Rory Joyce, Brian Walls, Peter Joyce & Derek Anderson
Peter Joyce, Plumber & Heating Engineer, Gorebridge.''LtoR Rory Joyce, Brian Walls, Peter Joyce & Derek Anderson

A Gorebridge plumber has admitted his 15-year-old business is on the brink due to the knock-on effect of a Dundee-based company going bust.

Hundreds of jobs across Scotland are under threat following the appointment of administrators to Dundee construction firm Muirfield Contracts Ltd last week.

Speaking last Friday to the

He said: “I have got bills of £40,000, and £20,000 wages, but now we don’t have the money to pay.

“Muirfield were keeping money back all the time for the past eight months and it’s mounted up to £60,000.

“There is just no way you can recoup your money. Every time I try to get through to Muirfield their phones are all dead.

“But in the meantime I have had to pay off three guys, one of whom was self-employed.

“Two of them have got mortgages so they were absolutely devastated.

“I don’t know what the future is going to be. I just hope we can get some money from Muirfield.”

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