Posted: Thu 9th Feb 2023

Deeside politician saddened firm where he began engineering career closes

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2023


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Engineering company DRB Group has been placed into voluntary liquidation, affecting around 120 employees in Deeside.

The company which is nearly 50 years old has played an important role in the local economy.

Business recovery and insolvency firm Leonard Curtis confirmed the liquidation process has begun.

A spokesperson said: “The Director has engaged Leonard Curtis to assist with placing DRB Group Limited into Creditors Voluntary Liquidation.”

“Unfortunately, as part of the process the Company’s activities are being wound down.”

“All relevant stakeholders have been or will be contacted directly.”

Alyn and Deeside Senedd Member Jack Sargeant said: “I was very sad to hear the news from DRB Group.”

“I started my engineering career with the firm and met some excellent engineers during my time there.”

“I always had a warm welcome when returning and had many great friends still working there.”

“I have asked the Welsh Government to intervene and provide support where they can.”

“For those living in Wales, the ReAct+ program may be able to help you with your next steps.”

Flintshire Council and the Welsh Government have expressed disappointment at the closure of DRB Group.

Both said they are working with partners to support the affected workers and find alternative employment.

A meeting with the liquidators has been requested to gain a clearer understanding of the situation.

A Welsh Government spokesperson stated: “This is extremely disappointing news. We are doing all we can, working with other relevant agencies, to offer any support we can to the workforce.”

Meanwhile, Flintshire Council said: “We are actively working with partners to support and find alternative employment for the workers affected by this closure.”

“We are engaging other companies in the area to encourage them to offer opportunities to displaced DRB staff and, although it is still early in the process, we are hopeful that this approach will help many of the staff to find new employment.”

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