WR web2UK: A number of WR Refrigeration’s major contracts have been bought by Integral, preserving  255 jobs.  The exact terms of the deal have not been revealed.

Joint administrator Eddie Williams said: “We have received a number of expressions of interest for parts of the business and I am delighted to have completed a transaction with Integral that will preserve the on-going employment of 255 employees.

“Our focus is now to continue to explore all options for the remaining parts of the business.  However, I am afraid that some redundancies now appear inevitable based on the viability of the company and we will look to support the employees at this difficult time.”

According to reports in the Leicester Mercury, the deal includes the preservation of 178 at the company’s Leicester headquarters with the other 77 jobs saved at depots across the country.

WR Refrigeration went into administration last week after being the target of a winding up order by HMRC and sending shock waves around the industry.

Integral UK is one of the largest independent providers of property maintenance services in the UK, providing both planned preventative and reactive maintenance to over 1,600 clients in 40,000 locations.

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