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Rok fall-out costs roofing firm its livelihood

Bolton roofing specialist P and K Roofing has gone into administration because of failed building company Rok owes it so much money.

The failure of Rok to pay the £189,00 saw owner Pat Murphy meeting with his accountants in a last ditch attempt to save the firm but it went into administration last week with the loss of 25 jobs.

Murphy told the Bolton News: “Some of (the workers) have been with me since we set the firm up 12 years ago. I wanted people to know what has happened because this will affect our suppliers down the chain and other companies may be dragged under.

He claims Rok was due to pay his company £100,000 for work already carried out the day it went into administration.

P and K Roofing was also due to receive further payments from Rok in December and January.

Murphy said that Rok accounted for around 80% of the firm’s workload.

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Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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