Highlands & Islands

Jobs lost as John A Jacks goes into receivership

A civil engineering firm has gone into receivership and made 58 of its 61 staff redundant.

Nairn-based John A Jack Contracts was also involved in plant hire and construction.

Its customers have included Highland Council, NHS Highland and property developers Golden Square.

Receivers RSM tenon said competitive pressures in the construction industry, prolonged bad weather and the recession had led to the collapse.

Joint receivers, Iain Fraser and Tom MacLennan, have urged businesses interested in the company to come forward as soon as possible.

Three employees have been kept on to help in the winding down process.

RSM Tenon said it would work with all appropriate agencies to help those staff affected by the receivership.

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