Hopes raised that Kinloss jobs could be saved

Tritech Nairn employs 11 on former RAF Base at Kinloss

Hopes that eleven jobs at a grit-blasting and painting facility in Kinloss could yet be saved has been raised by administrators.

Last week it emerged that the group of companies operated by McKellar Sub-Sea faced an uncertain future after they entered administration. The group, based mainly at Grantown-on-Spey, includes Tritech Nairn, which operates from a former RAF hanger at Kinloss.

However, the company is still trading with no jobs having been lost and FRP Advisory, the restructuring and insolvency experts who are currently seeking new owners for the firm, has said that over 20 enquiries have been received since the firm went into administration.

A spokesman for FRP Advisory told the Press and Journal newspaper: “There has been a good level of interest following the announcement on Tuesday that the company had been placed into administration.”

Joint administrator for the firm, Tom MacLennan, added that the level of interest shown “reflected the standing of the company and its expertise as a specialist subsea oil and gas engineering and fabrication business”.

Mr MacLennan added: “We are receiving a great deal of help from customers, suppliers and staff and would like to express our appreciation for their support.”

McKellar Sub-Sea are the largest single employer in Grantown with a turnover that has grown rapidly in recent years.

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