Eaglehawk family business Keogh Manufacturing enters voluntary administration

AFTER more than 60 years in business, Keogh Manufacturing has gone into voluntary administration.

Directors met yesterday and made the call for the Eaglehawk family business to appoint administrators.

The decision affects about 30 employees.

Keogh Manufacturing chief executive John Paul Manning last week said staff had been notified of the company’s intention to enter into administration.

He attributed the decision to a ‘stakeholder dispute’.

Self-described ‘sacked director’ Brendan Keogh said he was hurt and upset at the state of the business.

He said he’d had little to no involvement with the company since May 2015.

Mr Keogh said his father had “worked his guts off” to create B. Keogh and Sons, as it was originally known.

The business has been operating since 1954 and was initially a general manufacturing firm.

It grew to offer a range of services including machining, fabrication and design.

“I’m sorry for our creditors,” Mr Keogh said.

Mr Manning has been contacted for further comment.