Scottish specialist training firm Ritchies HGV Training Centre has collapsed into administration with dozens of employees made redundant.

Michelle Elliot and Callum Carmichael at business advisory firm FRP were appointed as joint administrators to the company on Tuesday (28 May).

The Glasgow-based firm was founded in 1983 and offered training for lorry drivers in the haulage industry, as well as for construction plant and forklift operators.



FRP said its clients included private individuals, district councils and utility companies.

In a statement, the administrator said 36 employees had been made redundant while a marketing process for a sale of the business and assets, including vehicles, plant machinery and the site, was explored.

Elliot said: “Ritchies HGV Training Centre was founded more than 40 years ago after the owner decided to use his own driving experience to train others.

“Unfortunately, due to the ongoing downturn of the construction sector and struggling to recover post-pandemic, the company was no longer able to meet its financial obligations.

“After the directors exhausted all other options, they took the difficult decision to put the company into administration.

She added: “We’re now focused on helping impacted staff access support from the redundancy payments service and are working with support agencies such as PACE while we market the assets of the business for sale.”