Tue, 17 Jul 2018 | ADMINISTRATION
RG Spiller, a well-established construction firm that is said to have a 150-year history, has fallen into administration due to insufficient funds.
The Chard-based business, and its parent company Howard Construction, have both ceased trading as a result.
Chartered accountancy firm Bishop Fleming was called in by RG Spiller’s managing director and Howard Construction’s owner Andrew Howard. Partner Jonathan Williams has since been appointed as the administrator of both businesses.
RG Spiller was known to have taken commercial building contracts valued at up to £6 million in both the public and private sector in the South West of England.
Howard Construction has previously specialised in national housing infrastructure, having worked with developers like Taylor Wimpey, Bellway Homes and Bovis Homes, amongst many others.
Accounts, however, showed that its turnover was down to £15 million by June 2017, in comparison to £20 million in the previous year.
Williams said: “Their cashflow forecast projections showed they were close to running out of funds.
“We looked at the possibilities of a creditors voluntary arrangement and trading for a short period to complete current contracts, but the cash requirements for this were too great.
“Accordingly, we advised the director there was no alternative but to stop trading because there were insufficient funds to make any further payments to creditors and the workforce.”
The two firms have stopped trading and are currently valuing their assets for the businesses’ creditors.
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