Owen Pugh.

Discussion in 'SMB' started by the dark one, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. the dark one

    the dark one Winger

    Maybe SEB,but can't see owt.Owen Pugh, large earthmoving company went into administration today. Been around forever it seems.They also run whitburn quarry. Good few jobs gone there if no buyer is found.
  2. Marcosplace

    Marcosplace Striker

    Sad to see a business go. Especially with folk laid off.
  3. the dark one

    the dark one Winger

    Agree mate. 300+ jobs in jeopardy.
  4. Jarra Dicka

    Jarra Dicka Winger

    Drove tippers for them through an agency and always seemed to be a well run outfit.
    I know a couple of lads who are still there so its a massive blow if theyve gone under
  5. gasman

    gasman Subs Bench

    Jesus that is horrible, I know a lad who's works for HCS, under the umbrella of Owen Pugh, he's already going through a load of family issues so I hope everything works out for them
  6. gillythedilf

    gillythedilf Striker

    Doing loads on the new silverlink
  7. tunstallhill

    tunstallhill Striker

    Not now. Machines didn't move yesterday. Also, a lot of their newer more expensive plant is on lease. Really sad times for them and the industry up herr as they were North East through and through. I worked for them for a few years, only left last December, but the signs were already there. Rumour is the quarry will get took over so folk might get their jobs back there.
    royaldragon and the dark one like this.
  8. gillythedilf

    gillythedilf Striker

    Shame .
  9. tunstallhill

    tunstallhill Striker

    When was that? You ever go to the Morpeth Bypass with them?
  10. ywcmackem

    ywcmackem Central Defender

    Mate of mine was business development manager there until couple of years ago. Couple of people left to set up their own company and he went with them. Don't know how much work if any they took off Owen Pugh.
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  11. Jarra Dicka

    Jarra Dicka Winger

    No mate it was when they were knocking down houses around Saltwell Rd in gateshead
  12. Cowvahlo

    Cowvahlo Striker

    Didn’t Hornby used to do Owen Pugh railway wagons years ago? Sure I used to have a load of them.
  13. flump

    flump Goalkeeper

    Heard that the employees have not been paid for last week and it looks unlikely for redundancy payments as the pot is empty. really bad news.

    Awful stuff
  14. tunstallhill

    tunstallhill Striker

    i was chatting to a lad yesterday from there and he reckons that some have been told they can claim back a redundancy package from the government in some way. not sure how true that is, if it is even a thing?
  15. Wilfy

    Wilfy Striker

    If there's nowt in the pot the government will pick up the redundancy tab.
    garyswc likes this.
  16. tunstallhill

    tunstallhill Striker

    didnt know that.
  17. gillythedilf

    gillythedilf Striker

    He'll get everything he's owed from the government
  18. Wilfy

    Wilfy Striker

    Obviously its capped at the minimum that can be paid.
    garyswc likes this.
  19. luvulongtime

    luvulongtime Striker

    shame they were always a good company, Thompsons (Prudhoe) may well be a potential buyer
  20. pavarotti1980

    pavarotti1980 Midfield

    Owen Pughs loss maybe the Esh Groups or Thompsons gain.
    Napoleon Dynamite likes this.

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