A BLACKBURN firm has called in administrators, with 33 jobs gone.

SG Aluminium, based on Sett End Rd West, fabricator and installer of architectural aluminium windows, doors, curtain walling and shop fronts, has suffered from falling sales, and was put into administration on Thursday.

All but one of the employees were made redundant with immediate effect with one person being retained for a short period to assist the joint administrators in carrying out their duties.

A statement from the administrators KPMG said the business has suffered from falling sales and cash flow pressures arising from an onerous contract, which impacted upon its ability to meet its working capital requirements. Consequently, the company had been considering its restructuring options.

Paul Flint, associate partner in KPMG and joint administrator, said: "As a result of mounting cash flow pressures, the directors felt they had no alternative but to place the company into administration.

"Our focus now will be on finding a buyer for the business and realising assets for the benefit of the company's creditors, together with providing support to those staff who have been made redundant."

Councillor James Shorrock, who represents Shadsworth and Whitebirk on Blackburn with Darwen Council said: "It's very sad when any business goes under, especially on what is a very successful industrial park.

"It's especially bad news for the people effected. It's been a successful business in the past and I hope it can be once again a going concern but that doesn't sound hopeful.

"But in these times of austerity, difficult trading conditions and with Brexit causing uncertainty, it's not an easy time for any business.

"My thoughts go out to the people who are being made redundant."

The company set up shop in the industrial units off Rhyddings Street in Oswaldtwistle in 1975 before moving to its current home in Shadsworth in October 2002.