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After the news that Carillion has been put into Administration the Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce has published practical advice on what businesses can do to protect their own futures.

17 January

Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce is looking to support businesses and employees affected by the recent liquidation of construction and services company Carillion. The company, which employed around 20,000 people in the UK and 43,000 globally, had its headquarters in Wolverhampton and a supply chain throughout the Midlands region.

Following Carillion’s liquidation, concerns have been raised regarding issues including job losses, impact on pensions, loss of contracts, delayed payments and the potential consequences for a wide range of small businesses that Carillion worked with.

Sara Williams, Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce Chief Executive, said: “The liquidation of Carillion is terrible news and brings with it a period of great uncertainty. This will be a difficult time for employees, contractors and businesses that worked with Carillion. Staffordshire Chambers is committed to supporting those affected, working alongside chambers throughout the Midlands region and beyond.

“Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce provides training in procurement, contracting and negotiations that will support businesses coming to terms with this situation. We can also offer access to our wide membership to identify job vacancies and training opportunities that may be available, alongside a fast-track business start-up training programme for people considering self-employment.

“The Black County Chamber of Commerce have established a dedicated helpline for those affected by the crisis on 01902 912322 or email

“We are encouraging any businesses or individuals in Staffordshire affected by Carillion and wishing to access business support to call the Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Growth Hub Business Helpline on 0300 111 8002.”