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Wed August 10 2022

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May Gurney pulls out of piling

14 Dec 10 Contractor May Gurney is closing its piling and fencing divisions, citing the impact of the downturn in the construction and civil engineering sectors. Some 43 jobs are at risk.

Both businesses will cease trading when existing contracts have been completed.

The company issued a statement to its local Norwich press saying: “May Gurney sees little sign of market conditions changing and has had to make the difficult decision to close its piling business based in Wymondham, Norfolk. Unfortunately this means that 21 positions within the piling business and a further seven roles within the plant and transport workshops, also based in Wymondham, will be put at risk of redundancy.”

It continued: “Similarly, the company has also decided to cease manufacturing and installing fencing, barriers and railings for the commercial, industrial and local authority markets. Regrettably this means 15 positions are at risk of redundancy in the Norfolk area”.

Staff have been informed and are being consulted. May Gurney hopes to redeploy as many as possible elsewhere in the group.

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