More than 100 staff made redundant as Sutton business goes into administration

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A Sutton air-conditioning business has been forced to close - leaving more than 100 people redundant.

Pure-air Building Services Limited, based on Fulwood Industrial Estate, Fulwood Road South, closed earlier this month due to cash flow difficulties.

Its 106 staff were left without jobs due to the closure.

They were told about the redundancies before administrators were appointed at the start of the month.

The company was founded in 2006 to supply, install and maintain air conditioning and ventilation plant and services.

It expanded to offer a range of mechanical and electrical services, including design, prefabrication, installation and maintenance of air conditioning, plumbing, heating and ventilation, alongside electrical services including data, fire and security.

The company worked across many sectors such as health, leisure, accommodation including care homes and hotels, education and mixed-use developments.

Adrian Graham and Julian Pitts of Begbies Traynor were appointed as joint administrators of Pure-air Building Services Limited.

A spokesperson for the administrators said the company ran into financial problems caused by slow payment and short payment on contracts.

Joint administrator Adrian Graham said: “The company has struggled for some time due to cash flow difficulties caused by slow payment by contractors. Unfortunately, by the time we became involved the workforce had been laid off and the business had ceased trading, meaning there was little left to salvage.

“We are currently marketing Pure-air’s premises on Fulwood Industrial Estate in order to secure the best return we can for creditors.”