11 Facts About Carillion

1. At the point of its demise, Carillion held live public contracts to build Crossrail, HS2, hospitals, schools, roads and other critical infrastructure.

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2. In 2016, Carillion was the UK's second largest construction company with annual revenue over £5 billion and 43,000 staff globally.

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3. In March 2015 Carillion moved its head office from Birch Street in Wolverhampton to the former Staffordshire Building Society offices in Wolverhampton.

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4. At the time of liquidation Carillion employed 18,257 people in the UK.

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5. In November 2013, Carillion was fined £180,000 plus £28,551 in costs for breaches of health and safety regulations which led to a motorcyclist being completely paralysed in an accident on the A12 in England.

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6. At the time of liquidation Carillion employed around 18,200 people in the UK.

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7. On 19 January, Carillion Limited was placed in provisional liquidation, and on 25 and 26 January 2018 ten UK further companies went into liquidation.

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8. On 15 January 2018, the BBC reported Carillion was to go into liquidation, the company having issued a notice to the London Stock Exchange "that it had no choice but to take steps to enter into compulsory liquidation with immediate effect".

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9. On 20 December, Carillion announced it had brought forward the arrival of new CEO Andrew Davies to 22 January 2018.

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10. On 24 October 2017, it was reported that Carillion was preparing to sell its healthcare facilities management business to Serco, and was planning to dispose of its Canadian operations to help shore up its finances.

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11. In July 2014, Carillion was one of eight businesses involved in the 2014 launch of the Construction Workers Compensation Scheme, though this was condemned as a "PR stunt" by the GMB union, and described by the Scottish Affairs Select Committee as "an act of bad faith".

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