Forfar-based contracting company Alliance Electrical has saved local jobs by employing several skilled plumbers and heating engineers made redundant after long-standing Montrose firm, James Davidson and Sons Limited entered voluntary liquidation last week.

James Davidson and Sons contacted Alliance Electrical in an attempt to save some of their team from un-employment as they called in administrators. James Davidson and Sons, which was established in 1834, delivers plumbing and heating services to the domestic, commercial and industrial sectors and has customers across the East Coast of Scotland.

Alliance Electrical, part of the United Capital group of businesses, has recorded strong growth and results recently and has initially agreed to employ six fully qualified and experienced plumbers who worked at the failed firm.

Alliance Electrical Managing Director, Errol Lawrie commented; “It was a surprise to receive the call from James Davidson and Sons, a company which have operated for many years in the region. Due to the continued success and growth of Alliance we have been able to save several jobs that would have otherwise disappeared locally, leaving very skilled tradesmen unemployed.”

“We have already been approached by a number of the company’s customers, whom we have reassured will continue to be served by the engineers with the support of our wider team.”

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