Businesses in County Durham who have been affected by the collapse of construction giant Carillion are being offered help.

Business Durham is working with the County Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Network (CDEMN) to determine the affect it will have on the system.

Both organisations are actively engaging with the companies they support and engage with and are requesting feedback as to whether they have been affected.

Ben Gilhespy, Operations Director at CDEMN, said: “I’m sure that you are all well aware that on Monday, January 15 2018, the High Court appointed the Official Receiver as liquidator of Carillion Plc, Carillion Construction Limited, Carillion Services Limited, Planned Maintenance Engineering Limited, Carillion Integrated Services Limited, Carillion Services 2006 Limited.

“This is of course devastating news for the construction industry, its supply chain and the people employed.

“A dedicated website is now operational to advise employees, customers and suppliers to Carillion, which will be regularly updated to provide more information as it becomes available.”

Anyone who has been affected is asked to email Ben,, while more information is available here: