Stephen Cave from PwC in Belfast and Toby Underwood have been appointed Joint Administrators of Williams Industrial Services Limited (“WIS” / “the company”) today, Tuesday 06 February 2018.
Commenting on the Administration appointment, WIS chairman John Toner, said:
Mallusk-based WIS was established in 1983 and is one of Ireland's largest providers of environmental engineering solutions, specialising in water-treatment and anaerobic digestion technologies.
The company employs approximately 145 people directly and has annual turnover which peaked at around STG£50 million. In addition, Tot Technical NI Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of WIS, employing approx. 15 people and trading from adjacent premises, is set to go into Liquidation.
Around half the company’s sales of water-treatment and anaerobic digestion solutions are to customers outside Northern Ireland, primarily in GB and the Republic of Ireland.
Confirming the appointment, PwC’s Stephen Cave said:
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