TWO DROITWICH companies have gone into liquidation leaving 34 staff members redundant, writes Anu Shukla.
Flood Angel and UK Flood Barriers, leaders in the flood defence industry, operated as a company under the umbrella business Global Flood Defence Holdings but went into liquidation.
Many of the employees, some of who worked with the company over the last seven years, said they expected their wages but were told to claim redundancies online instead.
Employees said they were ‘shocked’ by the sudden news of their redundancies as their livelihoods had been put on the line.
Some former staff said they would struggle to make ends meet as they wait for money from redundancies which could take up to six weeks to come through.
They said the administrator MB Insolvency has also told them the redundancy money was capped at £489 per week – lower than some salaries staff were receiving.
Employees have been critical of company boss Frank Kelly who announced to employees the company would be folding.
They claimed they saw MB Insolvency representatives arriving weeks before and that Mr Kelly had left them in the dark and had not told them about the situation the company was in until the end.
The Standard spoke to Mr Kelly but he declined to comment.