Workforce made redundant as 160-year-old building firm closes
A 157-year-old South Yorkshire building firm has closed its doors with the loss of 57 jobs.
Mexborough-based George Hurst & Sons had been a family firm since it was founded in 1860 and passed from father to son – and daughter on one occasion during WWII – until a management buyout in 2008.
The firm's most recent published accounts, for the year to October 2015, had showed a slight pre-tax profit of £142,000 on a turnover of £13m.
However losses incurred on three large contracts in recent months put too much pressure... For the full story register now for free or login below...