Construction group offers £10,000 to help students affected by collapse of Black Country contractor

  • Posted by: EvaLawrence
  • Date: 01 January 1970

MCS, based in Claverdon near Coventry, has donated £10,000 to support with tuition fees of the employees affected by Shaylor’s collapse into administration this week with the loss of 200 jobs.

Walsall construction group Shaylor Group was placed into administration on Monday, and Raj Mittal and Tony Barrell, partners at FRP Advisory, confirmed their appointment as joint administrators today.

MCS has also called on other companies to contribute towards the unpaid university fees which it said threatened to prevent some of Shaylor’s former employees graduating after completing their degrees.

“We are passionate about supporting young people coming into the construction sector,” said Managing director Keir Edmonds.

“It is well known there is a severe skills shortage and we need to do all we can to encourage people to consider a career in construction.

“When I heard that some Shaylor students faced being denied their degrees because their tuition fees hadn’t been paid, I felt we had to show some support in their hour of need.