Bromsgrove-based electrical contractors AG Shakespeare Limited has gone into administration.
The firm, which has been in operation since 1998, has reluctantly decided to cease trading.
John Kelly and Nigel Price, of Birmingham-based insolvency specialists Begbies Traynor, were appointed administrators to the company on November 2.
Mr Price said: “Some final completion works have been carried out on a small number of contracts after the making of the administration order, but the majority of the employees have now been made redundant. The construction sector is particularly tough at the moment and trading has been difficult for some time.”
The company, based on Harris Business Park, in Stoke Prior, has 18 employees.
Julie is a law graduate who qualified with Price Waterhouse in 1994. Julie joined Smith & Williamson in 1997 and became a partner in 2001. With Mike Stevenson, Julie set up Middleton Partners offices in Salisbury and Southampton, both of which are now part of Begbies Traynor.
Julie is a member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association and the None Administrative Receivers Association and is a Fellow of The Association of Business Recovery Professionals. Julie deals with all aspects of Corporate Recovery and turnaround work and takes all form of personal insolvency appointments.