United Kingdom
West Midlands; Shropshire and Staffordshire; Shropshire CC
Location of affected unit(s)
Administrative Services
Rental And Leasing Activities
Rental And Leasing Of Other Machinery, Equipment And Tangible Goods
77.32 - Rental and leasing of construction and civil engineering machinery and equipment

83 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 January 2019
Employment effect (start)
15 January 2019
Foreseen end date


Shropshire based plant hire company Hawk Group has entered administration, resulting in immediate job losses. Although the business had been operating for over 40 years and was one of the country's largest independent plant hire companies, ongoing problems with certain contracts and delays in beginning new contracts, mean that the administrator for the group has cut 83 jobs from the overall headcount of approximately 400. The future of the remaining jobs remains unclear, with administrator EY seeking a buyer for the business. 



Eurofound (2019), Hawk Group, Bankruptcy in United Kingdom, factsheet number 96660, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/96660.