Jobs saved as Yorkshire electrical services company sold

Castleford-based building services maintenance engineers, R Levitt Ltd, has been bought by John Cullerton & Sons based in Durham, saving eight jobs.

Established in 1956, the company, which trades as Levitts, offers a “one-stop shop” facility for all trades within the building services environment. As well as providing electrical contractors and maintenance engineers, the company also offers heating, plumbing, refrigeration, air conditioning, gas installation and maintenance services.  The company has an impressive client portfolio including working with the Royal Armouries, North Yorkshire County Council and Carillion plc.

Following the loss of contracts resulting in reduced turnover and leading to cash flow difficulties, Levitts was placed in the hands of joint administrators David Wilson and Julian Pitts of Begbies Traynor in Leeds on 22 January 2013.  They quickly negotiated a deal for the business and certain assets of Levitts to be acquired by former customer John Cullerton & Sons based in Durham.  The business continues to trade from its Castleford premises.

David Wilson said:

We are extremely pleased to have secured a future for this Yorkshire business which has been trading for 57 years, but became yet another victim of the downturn.By joining forces with John Cullerton & Sons, we are confident that it has a bright future.

David Wilson
David Wilson from Begbies Traynor


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