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Macdet placed in provisional liquidation

Macdet Hygiene Services Limited, a specialist ‘deep cleaning’ business with a wide range of clients across the public and private sectors, has been placed in provisional liquidation.

Founded in 1988, the company provided an extensive range of deep cleaning and hygiene services for floor coverings, kitchens, ventilation systems, water treatment systems, duct cleaning and high areas within buildings. Macdet’s range of specialist services, which were provided 24/7, had attracted an extensive blue-chip client base across the hotel, hospitality, retail, office, sport and leisure and industrial sectors. 

The business, which had a turnover of around £4 million, employed 104 staff across offices in Glasgow, Stoke on Trent and Luton. Macdet has ceased trading with immediate effect and 99 staff have been made redundant. Five members of staff based in the Glasgow office will be retained for a few days to assist the provisional liquidator with an orderly wind down of the business.

Derek Forsyth, Head of Business Restructuring and Insolvency with Campbell Dallas, has been appointed provisional liquidator.

Forsyth commented: “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.

“We will also be working closely with the Redundancy Payments Service and other agencies such as PACE in order to minimise the impact on the staff affected by the closure of the business.”

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