News : Government-backed Griffin Place Communications in Liquidation
Torfaen, Wales, July 30, 2015 -- A call centre in Torfaen which received funding from the Welsh government has gone into liquidation.
Griffin Place Communications Limited, in Llantarnam, Cwmbran, employed up to 140 people, with many staff claiming they were sacked days before.
Torfaen council confirmed it will be contacting clients employed by the company, while the Welsh government said it would seek formal discussions.
Attempts have been made to contact the company for comment.
#On Friday, employees arrived at the Llantarnam offices to find the rooms empty and the doors locked.
The company has notified some workers that it has commenced liquidation proceedings and many of those have claimed they are owed thousands of pounds in wages.
A letter to employees from insolvency firm Finn Associates advised there will be a meeting of creditors on 13 August.
Torfaen AM Lynne Neagle has arranged a public meeting for former workers on Monday at Mount Pleasant Hall in Pontnewydd.
A council spokesperson said: "We referred 12 clients to Griffin Place Communications as part of the UK government's Work Programme, which aims to get the unemployed into work, and seven are still employed by the company.
"We are in the process of contacting our clients to find out if they have been affected and how we may be able to help."
A Welsh government spokesperson confirmed it had not been formally approached by the company but is seeking formal discussions "at the earliest opportunity".
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Published: Monday, August 3, 2015