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GBTEA distances itself from new RG Falla firm

GBTEA distances itself from new RG Falla firm

Thursday 18 May 2023

GBTEA distances itself from new RG Falla firm

Thursday 18 May 2023

Any construction firm currently bearing the name 'RG Falla' is not a member of the Guernsey Building Trades Employers Association.

The GBTEA is a body representing building contractors in Guernsey with members ranging from firms involved in 'Automatic doors, gates, rollers and shutters', to 'Windows, doors and conservatories'.

It has a category for General Builders and Contractors which does not include any of the businesses currently registered in Guernsey with 'RG Falla' or 'Falla' included in their names. 


Pictured: The GBTEA represents all manner of construction firms in the island.

Yesterday morning, a statement appeared on the GBTEA website stating that the membership previously held by the former RG Falla Ltd - renamed as Hurel Ltd earlier this year, before being placed in voluntary liquidation - was not passed to RG Falla Construction Ltd "or any company bearing a similar name".

While it seems that a number of questions have been asked of the GBTEA about RG Falla Construction Ltd's membership, Express was told no further information was available.

In its statement, the GBTEA said: "We have received several enquiries asking if RG Falla Construction Ltd is a member of The Guernsey Building Trades Employers Association, having acquired branding, contracts and assets from the previous company called R G Falla Ltd."

The statement continued by expressly stating that: "The answer to that is no, and we can clarify the circumstances of why that is the case."

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Pictured: The GBTEA issued this statement yesterday.

"RG Falla Ltd had been a valued member of the association for many years, this sadly ceased to be the case when the company was placed into voluntary liquidation under its new name Hurel Ltd.

"Therefore, for the avoidance of doubt, membership does not pass to this or any company bearing a similar name."

Express asked RG Falla Construction Ltd for a comment yesterday morning. At the time of publication it has not yet responded.


Pictured: The demise of Hurel Ltd (formerly RG Falla Ltd) shocked a lot of people.

RG Falla Ltd was renamed Hurel Ltd earlier this year, shortly before the business was placed into voluntary liquidation in April. 

This was a shock to many people as RG Falla Ltd had been seen as the preeminent building firm in Guernsey for many decades - having been established in 1956.

The first hint of trouble at RG Falla Ltd had come in December 2022 when the States of Guernsey dropped the firm as the main contractor for its multi-million pound post-16 education campus project. 

Prior to the liquidation of the business - by then renamed Hurel Ltd - at least three new businesses were registered in Guernsey with similar names to the former RG Falla Ltd. 

R.G. Falla Construction Ltd was registered in August 2022, Falla Small Works was registered in December 2022 and Falla Infrastructure Ltd was registered in January 2023.


EXPLAINED: RG Falla - What happened, when?

Date set for Garenne Group creditors hearing

R.G. Falla Ltd in liquidation

Creditors of collapsed former Garenne firm to meet

Garenne Group Chairman resigns

Garenne Group announces changes to business model

Garenne Group going into liquidation

AFM confirms split from Garenne

Granite Le Pelley saved by Guernsey bosses

Major building contractor Camerons stops trading with immediate effect

Imminent Management Buyout at AFM

Management buyout moves closer

Geomarine buy-out completed

Creditors of collapsed former Garenne firm to meet

RG Falla moves into 'small works' 

States drop education campus contractor

New post-16 campus secures planning consent


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