20 jobs saved after buyer found for collapsed Sunderland building firm

Thompson Building Centres, Corporation Road, Sunderland
Thompson Building Centres, Corporation Road, Sunderland
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TWENTY jobs have been saved with the sale of the remains of Thompson Building Centres.

Administrator KPMG announced this morning it has sold the firm, and sister company TAPS plumbers merchants, to Grafton Merchanting GB Ltd.

The deal means 20 Thompson staff retained to assist the administrators with the sale of the business will transfer to Grafton and holds out the prospect of re-employment for some of the former Thompson and TAPS workforce.

KPMG regional head of restructuring Mark Firmin said: “We are pleased to have secured a sale that preserves this well-known business and offers employment opportunities for local people.”