• Liberty saves jobs as fellow property services firm prepares for administration

Liberty has completed the transfer of staff and contracts at Warmer Energy Services (WES) as part of an administration process.

Liberty, which provides services to more than 200,000 homes across England and Wales, will transfer all 143 jobs from Liverpool firm Warmer Energy Services on Friday, October 18.

The deal will save jobs and secure work within the supply chain and for key subcontractors.

Ray Jones, Managing Director of Liberty, said Liberty was pleased to secure the jobs of Warmer staff as well as work within the supply chain and for key subcontractors

“Warmer staff have faced a lot of upheaval over the last few months so this transition will provide much needed job safety and security. The combined experience and expertise of both businesses is unmatched in the sector. Together we’re stronger and altogether better.”

Ray added that all contracts with Warmer’s existing clients will not be affected by the transition.

“Service delivery to Warmer clients will continue as it did previously. It is very much business as usual,” he said.

Warmer, which services 50,000 homes across the North West, was preparing for administration

Charlie Mullan, Warmer Energy Services Managing Director, said: “This agreement delivers continued service to clients and provides job security.

“Clearly, it’s been a particularly difficult time for the business. Given the current economic climate, we believe this is the best result for all involved.”

Liberty, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, provides services in the gas, repairs and maintenance, renewable energy, mechanical and electrical engineering, and construction sectors.

It currently employs around 1,000 staff and is delivering services to more than 200,000 UK homes.

The business has 11 branches across the UK and handles more than 2,800 customer calls every day. In 2018, it turned over £84m.

In September, Liberty secured three new contracts worth £14m in London, Stoke-on-Trent and Wales.

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