Cumbrian Scaffolding Firm Goes Bust

Focus Scaffolding
Sellafield, Image credit: The Sun.

Focus Scaffolding Ltd based in Whitehaven, Cumbria has gone into liquidation, putting dozens of jobs at risk.

The company was established in 1995 by Brian Scott and Carl O’Fee. It began trading in July 1995 at an office in Whitehaven with only a small number of employees.

Focus Scaffolding began working as scaffold erectors on the Sellafield site in 1998, then in 2009 branched out into other trades, including joinery, fire protection, painting and thermal insulation. The company had a number of clients at Sellafield.

A Sellafield Ltd spokesman said to the News & Star a number of workers from Focus Scaffolding, had been made redundant from roles on site.

He said: “We are disappointed and saddened to hear that local business Focus Scaffolding Ltd has gone into liquidation. As a result, we understand a number of workers employed on projects on the Sellafield site have been made redundant.

“We are currently assessing the implications and impact on the Sellafield site and on our portfolio of major construction projects.”

Focus provided a service to various clients in and around Cumbria (including South Scotland, Lancashire and the North East), as well as on the Sellafield Site and was the only member of the National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) in West Cumbria.