02/02/2017

Concerns Raised Over Jobs After Lurgan Firm Enters Administration

Over 30 jobs are at risk after a family-run firm based in Lurgan entered administration.

Maurice Stevenson Limited, a mechanical services contractor, is based in the Annesborough Industrial Estate and employs around 33 staff members.

Mrs Alison Stevenson said: "It is with the deepest of regret that we find ourselves having to place the company into administration.

"I want to pay a heartfelt tribute to current and former staff who have worked hard and demonstrated immense loyalty to this firm and our family down through the years."

Upper Bann DUP candidate Carla Lockhart said the news is "deeply regrettable".

She said: "The family run business gave many local people employment over the years and they too will be saddened by this news. I have spoken many times with the company and will continue to liaise with them on this issue.

"My thoughts are with those currently employed by the Lurgan based company, who are now faced with the prospect of unemployment and for the owners of the company who are going through this difficult time."

Alliance Assembly candidate for Upper Bann Tara Doyle said: "Maurice Stevenson Ltd has been a household name in Lurgan for 95 years and has provided employment for many families over that time. It is sad news that due to difficult trading conditions the company is going into administration. My thoughts are with the management of the company and my hopes are that the administrators can find a buyer to safeguard the jobs of the 33 people currently employed there.

"It is essential that a stable government is returned after this election to ensure adequate support is provided for companies such as Stevensons, who for generations have been a vital component of the economy of many towns across Northern Ireland."

(CD/JP)

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