HEREFORDSHIRE workers are furious, saying their employer collapsed into liquidation without paying their wages.

Point to Point had been trading for about four years, but shut in January, resulting in up to 30 of its staff losing their jobs.

Since then, the workers have been trying to get the money owed to them, which in some cases is thousands of pounds.

Gerald McDermott, a former worker for the company who lives in Leominster, said that he was still waiting for £750 in wages to be paid.

"I am owed £750 being only bank staff, however there are up to 30 others over the two branches, one in Leominster and one in South Wales, who are owed considerable more than this. One young mother is owed £2,500.

"For me personally it is not the money that is the issue here, it is the manner that the staff have been treated. They cannot just walk away from their employees."

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The former management had let the workers know about the liquidation via email, saying it would not answer any questions directly, and that people would need to contact the insolvency service instead.

Company Liquidations, speaking to Wales Online, have previously confirmed that staff were owed two months' pay.

There is now a document on Companies House that says the compulsory strike-off action has been suspended.

The firm, which was based in Leominster, was owned by Simon Jenkins. The Hereford Times has attempted to contact Mr Jenkins for comment.

Jake Flanagan used to be one of the directors at the company, until he resigned in October last year. He told the Hereford Times: "The closure of this company has caused misery to unsuspecting employees.

"I understand it to be the case that some staff are owed two months' wages. It is worth noting that some staff were self-employed."

Other workers who lost their jobs have also spoken out.

Katie Powell claims to be owed in the region of £4,000. She told the Hereford Times: "They never told us they were thinking of closing or they were in trouble.

"I received a text at about 7am when my shift was meant to start at 10.30 telling me my shift had been cancelled and an email would be sent out later in the day explaining. When I received the email I was in total shock as they hadn't made us aware of this.

"We still don't know when our wages will be received. They told us that if we had any questions we had to go to the liquidation company however whenever I rang them they couldn't give me a date. I am owed two months' wages from December and January which is just under £4,000."


Kate Weaver also spoke out and said: "The company ceased trading a day before pay day last month with no notice or communication to their staff prior to the day. Staff who were due to be working had their shifts cancelled that morning. Due to paying staff a month in hand, the company owes staff two months of wages

"I honestly do not understand how they expect staff to get by at the moment, to be able to pay their bills, put fuel in their vehicles or even get a basic food shop in.

"But I loved my job and had the privilege to work with amazing people. For that I am grateful."

The former staff of the company have apparently been referred to the government's redundancy payments service, where employees that have been made redundant can apply for money they're owed.