22 Nov 2012

SNP Member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow Shettleston, John Mason, has expressed his disappointment following the news that Hurry Brothers – headquartered in his constituency, and providing 48 local jobs – is to be liquidated.

The East End MSP, who has worked with Hurry Brothers over a number of years, said today’s news is extremely sad and the company had been a well-known as a significant part of the East End.

Commenting, East End MSP, John Mason said:

“Today’s is a sad day for the East End and we are losing a company that has practically been a household name.

“Alex Borland established Hurry Brothers back in 1955 and I know the company employed 120 people at its peak in the late 1990s.  They had an incredibly impressive range of products using glass and visiting their showroom was a really fascinating experience.

“Over recent years, both as an MP and MSP, I had been working with Hurry Brothers to try and help them with some problems they were having with the bank and energy suppliers.  My thoughts today are with the staff who have lost their job at a really difficult time of year.

“I have written to the Scottish Government Enterprise Minister, Fergus Ewing, to see what support that can be provided for the staff at Hurry Brothers”.