January 2018


Support for firms affected by Carillion liquidation

Warwickshire County Council is working with partners to ensure that support is available where needed for those affected, or potentially affected, by the collapse of Carillion Plc.

It was confirmed on Monday 15th January that Carillion, one of the UK’s biggest construction firms and government contractors, has gone into liquidation.

The Official Receiver has been appointed by the court as liquidator of Carillion Plc and it was announced that PwC have been appointed as Special Managers to assist the Official Receiver.

The move has put 20,000 UK jobs at risk and a significant number of businesses (and their associated workforces) which supplied the company will also be affected.

Warwickshire County Council, along with its partners, is doing all it can to offer support and fully 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 provide immediate help. A central support line and email address has been established by the Black Country Chamber of Commerce and any firm from Coventry and Warwickshire affected by this development is urged to contact that helpline in the first instance.

Please call 01902 912322 or email carillionhelp@blackcountrychamber.co.uk.

Further information on the situation can also be found at the following website, providing information for employees, creditors and suppliers:


PWC have also set up a website to provide further information: https://www.pwc.co.uk/services/business-recovery/administrations/carillion.html

Note: The helpline has been set up by the Carillion taskforce group, which 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.

This is brought to you through a partnership with the local West Midlands Chambers of Commerce and Growth Hubs.


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