Campbell Dallas appointed administrators of Neil McGougan Limited

Derek Forsyth and Blair Milne, partners with Campbell Dallas, have been appointed joint administrators of the largest construction business in Oban, Neil McGougan Limited.

Campbell Dallas appointed administrators of Neil McGougan Limited

Derek Forsyth, joint administrator

Founded in 1986, the family-owned business provided a wide range of building and construction-related services to a substantial client base across Argyll and Bute and the West Highlands.

The administration was caused by severe cash flow problems stemming from the implementation of coronavirus restrictions including the cessation of construction activity on non-essential sites. The business has ceased trading with immediate effect and 20 staff have been made redundant.

The joint administrators will now seek buyers for the assets, which includes plant, equipment and vehicles and are asking interested parties to make contact as soon as possible.

Derek Forsyth, head of business recovery and insolvency with Campbell Dallas, said: “Neil McGougan Limited was a long-established and highly respected local construction firm. The directors did everything possible to keep the business trading, however the scale of cash flow problems and the impact of the lockdown left them with no alternative other than to place the business in administration.

“We will now focus on winding up the business and providing as much help as possible for the employees and will be liaising with all relevant agencies such as the Redundancy Payments Office and PACE, on their behalf.”

Local businesses interested in the assets should contact the Campbell Dallas Glasgow office on 0141 886 6644.

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