Drinks giant Diageo awards rescue jobs for two Scottish facilities

ISG will step in to replace stricken building services firm Rok as the main contractor for £100m worth of construction projects for drinks giant Diageo.

The appointment by Diageo Scotland means work can recommence on construction projects at a £86m packaging plant in Leven, Fife and a £9m cooperage at Cambus near Alloa.

Work had been put on hold after contractor Rok went into administration on 8th November, 2010.

Bryan Donaghery, Diageo Scotland Managing Director, said: ““The insolvency of ROK was very unwelcome news both for us and for the many employees and contractors impacted by this highly unfortunate situation. 

“Everybody loses from company failures such as this, and our priority now is to continue these projects through to a timely and successful conclusion.”

Craig Tatton, ISG’s UK Construction Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to be working with Diageo to bring the Cambus and Leven projects to successful completion in line with original plans.”

Diageo is a global drinks business with major brands such as Johnnie Walker, Guiness and Smirnoff.