Redundancies to be made at business’s Spalding depot

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Thirty people are to lose their jobs at a Spalding refrigeration firm after the administrators announced it is being forced to wind down the company.

There had been some good news last week for the staff of the WR Refrigeration depot in Woolram Wygate, when it was announced that a deal had been struck with Integral, one of the largest independent providers of property maintenance services in the UK.

But on Friday the administrators said redundancies were necessary because of the “level of interest and support for the remaining business.”

In total 232 employees across the firms headquarters in Leicester and five depots will lose their jobs.

At Spalding, 14 will be transferred to Integral as part of the deal and a further seven will be retained at WR Refrigeration.

Eddie Williams, joint administrator, said: “Unfortunately, the level of interest and support for the remaining business means that we have no alternative than to begin the wind down of the company.

“We have retained 119 employees to assist us and we will continue to explore options to support the transfer of people to other service providers.

“I would like to thank all the employers for their co-operation since our appointment and we will look to support them at this difficult time.”

The administrators were called in on October 22 after WR Refrigeration, a market leader in installation, repair and servicing of refrigeration and air conditioning units, experienced difficult trading conditions in recent months.