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...
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