CEDA reaches out to Carillion casualties

Carillion’s collapse could have a knock-on effect for the catering equipment supply chain.

CEDA has offered its support to foodservice sector companies affected by the liquidation of construction giant Carillion, announced on Monday.

The news sent shockwaves through the construction industry, its supply chain and the nation. Build UK, the representative organisation for the UK construction industry, has thrown its weight behind the Carillion supply chain and is representing their needs in on-going talks directly with government, attending a meeting with the secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy on Monday.

As a founding member of Build UK, and the only association member specific to the foodservice industry, CEDA is able to feed into these discussions and represent those companies in the foodservice sector affected by Carillion’s collapse.

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In pledging his organisation’s assistance, CEDA director general Adam Mason said: “As the fallout from the Carillion collapse dominates the political agenda, our unique position within the Build UK membership places us at the forefront for any foodservice business now facing uncertain times.

“We are a direct route to help and support, and this week to date we have been in regular communication with members, but we call on any business in the sector, CEDA members or not, who are or feel they may be affected by the Carillion crisis, to get in touch.

“The immediate concerns and actions are with those businesses in our sector directly affected by the Carillion liquidation, but beyond that we will continue to work with Build UK to highlight that the construction business model needs to change as current conditions, payment terms and operating margins are not sustainable.”

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