Droitwich cleaner's battle for cash after company goes bust - The Droitwich Standard

Droitwich cleaner's battle for cash after company goes bust

Droitwich Editorial 22nd Feb, 2024 Updated: 22nd Feb, 2024   0

A DROITWICH woman says she has been left almost £1,000 out-of-pocket after the cleaning company she worked for went into administration.

Nicola Stanley was employed by Pershore-based commercial cleaners TTB Contracts which was enlisted to clean schools across the Midlands.

But on October 13, she said she and around 200 others were told contracts had been lost and they did not receive their wages.

She added she and her colleagues were told not to look for other work as the company was hopeful some would be available.

Then, a week later – on October 19 – the firm went into administration.

And Mrs Stanley said, from what she had since discovered, the problems had started in September.




She was initially owed close to £1,200 but has received some of that back – but she said she is still owed around £900.

“It was heart-breaking and devastating.


“I couldn’t believe what had happened – it was such a shock.

“Up until that point, everything had been fine and we thought we were working for a reputable company.”

She worked around 12-and-a-half hours a week but added there would be some employees who would have been owed a lot more.

She estimated only around half had taken up the fight to get what they were owed.

“People have earned that money and should fight to get it – there were single mums, people who couldn’t pay their mortgages and some who had lost their cars because they could no longer afford to keep up the repayments.”

Mrs Stanley said she had been liaising with the insolvency practitioners in a bid to get what she is owed and has been told that they will now have to apply to the Government’s Insolvency Service to get the cash.

“You see stories like this on the news but don’t think it will happen to you.

“And the timing couldn’t have been worse as it was just before Christmas.”

A TTB Contracts spokesperson said:

“I do know it is being processed and it should be sorted in due course.”

 

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