Job losses at civil engineering group

SUFFOLK-based civil engineering group J Breheny Contractors is to make around 10 people redundant following a downturn in work from housebuilders.Breheny, which is based at Creeting St Mary, near Needham Market, and also has operations in Cambridgeshire, Kent and Lincolnshire, carries out a wide range of civil engineering work from road building and coastal defences to groundworks and infrastructure for residential and commercial developers.

SUFFOLK-based civil engineering group J Breheny Contractors is to make around 10 people redundant following a downturn in work from housebuilders.

Breheny, which is based at Creeting St Mary, near Needham Market, and also has operations in Cambridgeshire, Kent and Lincolnshire, carries out a wide range of civil engineering work from road building and coastal defences to groundworks and infrastructure for residential and commercial developers.

John Breheny, who took up the widened role of chairman and chief executive last month, following the retirement of group managing director Bill Mansfield, said: “We have been affected by housebuilders cutting back on work be we are still picking up work elsewhere.

“There has been a slight decrease in turnover and so we are having to make a few redundant, in both the office and on-site.”


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Mr Breheny added that, although the job losses were regretted, they should be seen in context, with the group having a total workforce of around 350.

Housebuilders across the country have been cutting back on activity as a result of falling house prices and the shortage of mortgage funding amid the credit crunch.

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