Deep-cleaning firm liquidated with loss of 104 jobs

More than 100 staff at a deep-cleaning firm will lose their jobs after the company went into liquidation.

Macdet Hygiene Services Limited had a turnover of around £4 million, employing 104 workers across offices in Glasgow, Stoke and Luton.

The firm ceased trading with immediate effect on Wednesday and 99 staff have been made redundant.

Five staff in the Glasgow office are to be retained for a few days to help wind down the business.

It was claimed a loss of work from a major contract had resulted in “serious cash flow problems” and forced the move.

Derek Forsyth, the provisional liquidator, said: “Macdet was a well-established and highly regarded specialist supplier of deep cleaning services essential for the safe operation of commercial and public buildings.

“Although the company had a strong foothold in the UK market, it had suffered from a recent downturn in work on a major contract, leading to serious cash flow problems.

“As such the only option was to place the company in liquidation.”

Founded in 1988, the company provided a range of deep cleaning and hygiene services for floor coverings, kitchens, ventilation systems, water treatment systems, duct cleaning and high areas in buildings.

Its 24/7 specialist services were used by clients base across the hotel, hospitality, retail, office, sport and leisure and industrial sectors.

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