THREE administrators from Ernst & Young (EY) have been called into Hawk Plant Hire to find a buyer.

More than 80 staff have lost their jobs at the firm which is based in Prees and has a training base in Sandford Industrial Park.

Sam Woodward, Alex Williams and Hunter Kelly of EY’s restructuring team were appointed Joint Administrators of Hawk Plant (UK) Limited and its subsidiaries Hawk Plant Hire Limited, Hawk Hire Limited, Safety and Training Limited, Hawk Plant Limited, and Hawk Plant Sales Ltd.

The group is one of the largest independent plant hire companies in the UK, with a turnover of £93.5m in the financial year to the end of December 2017. Any parties interested in acquiring Hawk or its subsidiaries should contact the Joint Administrators.