A helpline has been set up to help local firms and people affected by the liquidation of one of the UK’s biggest construction firms and government contractors, Carillion Plc. on Monday (15th January).
Warwickshire County Council is working with partners to ensure that support is available where needed for those affected or potentially affected by this development; and to understand the potential impact locally and what additional help may be required.
The Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with partners across the West Midlands to immediately provide help, and a central support line and email address has been established by the Black Country Chamber of Commerce and any firm affected from Coventry and Warwickshire is being urged to contact that helpline in the first instance.
Employees, creditors and suppliers are urged to call 01902 912322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information on the situation can also be found here, while Price Waterhouse Cooper, who have been appointed as Special Managers to assist the Official Receiver, have also set up a website to provide further information.
The move has put 20,000 UK jobs at risk, and it is likely that a significant number of businesses (and their associated workforces) who supplied the company will also be affected.
The helpline has been set up by the Carillion taskforce group of local West Midlands Chambers of Commerce and Growth Hubs, and also includes representatives from the City of Wolverhampton Council, Black Country LEP, Department for Work and Pensions, West Midlands Combined Authority, Black Country Chamber of Commerce and Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.