Alliance saddened at decision to place Mivan into administration

Alliance representatives in Antrim have said they are shocked and saddened at the news Mivan has been placed into administration.

One of Northern Ireland’s best known construction companies, the Antrim-based firm currently employs 289 people.

South Antrim MLA David Ford said: “This news is a major blow to the local community. Mivan is a major employer in the area and this loss has the potential to devastate many lives.

“Antrim is a close-knit area and those affected will be able to rely on the relevant support from across the whole community. The Alliance Party will be seeking a meeting with administrators in coming days to fully discuss the situation.”

Councillor Neil Kelly said: “While the Northern Ireland economy continues to slowly recover, the past few years of hardship have left their mark. Mivan has always been a strong, successful company but a turbulent few years have led to this devastating announcement today.”

Councillor Alan Lawther added: “It is disappointing that this news has come so early in the New Year. Alliance will continue to monitor the situation and I hope the administrators are able to rescue Mivan in the hope that job losses will be limited.”

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