Anderson Anderson Brown appointed as Angus building firm goes under

Anderson Anderson Brown appointed as Angus building firm goes under

Aberdeen-based accountants Anderson Anderson Brown have begun winding up Angus joiner and building contractor Ian W Sturrock & Sons after the business was placed in liquidation at the end of last month.

The firm started by Ian Sturrock in 1973 had been run by sons Grant and Ross Sturrock for the last decade.

It had employed nine people when the liquidation process was initiated on December 22.

According to the local Evening Telegraph newspaper, workers at the firm based in Monifieth returned to work after the festive break to an email informing them of the liquidation and asking them to attend a meeting.

There they were reportedly told they would not receive their holiday entitlement or any redundancy payments.

One worker, Norman Low, 49, who worked for the firm as a joiner for 33 years, told the paper that employees had not been given any warning before being told the business had gone under.

He said: “We were just told that there was no money going in our banks.

“This has had a huge impact on my family – I have worked for the company for my entire working life.

“This is a new chapter in my life.

“We have basically been left to fend for ourselves.”

David Lawson, regional officer for Unite, said that the union was “in full support” of the employees.

He said: “We are talking about workers with combined services of over 70 years in this case – it is terrible.”

No official statement has been made by the company, Anderson Anderson Brown, or solicitors Thorntons.

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