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Leicester director banned for eight years for poor record-keeping

26 March 2014 12:20

Leicester-based director of Asylum Design and Build Ltd, Mark Searson, was disqualified for eight years from 12 April 2014 for failing to keep proper accounting records and for trading without proper financial security following an investigation by the Insolvency Service.

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Insolvency advice company Baker Donald Ltd ordered into provisional liquidation

06 March 2014 14:45

Baker Donald Ltd, a Chesterfield-based company which offered insolvency advice and also traded as a licensed Insolvency Practitioner, was put into provisional liquidation on public interest grounds on 18 February 2014 by the High Court in Manchester.

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6 year bankruptcy restrictions for memorial mason who took money but failed to deliver headstones

19 February 2014 12:15

David John Blakey, a bankrupt, Skegness-based memorial mason has been landed with six years’ bankruptcy restrictions from January for taking customer’s money and failing to supply the items paid for.

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Car salesman given 12 year bankruptcy restriction for selling employer’s cars and gambling away the proceeds

05 February 2014 12:20

Simon Leigh Gupta, a car salesman, has given a 12-year Bankruptcy Restrictions Undertaking for disposing of vehicles worth £296,290 which did not belong to him and using the money to fund his gambling habit.

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Pizza boss “taken away” from director duties

05 February 2014 09:30

Ranjit Johal, the sole director of Bosif Ltd, a take-away pizza franchise in Lincoln city centre, has been disqualified from acting as a director from 2 January for failing to keep adequate accounting records or pay VAT to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

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Seven years for furniture retailer who did not deliver

31 January 2014 13:00

Jean-Paul Maurice Gaudin, director of Furnishahome Ltd in Northampton was disqualified from acting as a director for seven years for taking customer deposits when he should have been aware that the company was insolvent and for failing to register it for VAT.

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Insolvency Service winds up eight companies for abusing the insolvency regime

12 September 2013 12:40

Eight companies which offered misleading, inaccurate and financially damaging information to ailing businesses in England and Wales, or were guilty of serious financial irregularities relating to insolvent companies, have been wound up in the public interest by the High Court in the last six months as part of ongoing investigations by the Insolvency Service.

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Bankrupt ‘Deal or No Deal’ winner jailed for hiding winnings from creditors

24 July 2013 15:00

A bankrupt 'Deal or No Deal' TV show winner, Andrew John Barker, has started a 13-week jail term after failing to overturn an earlier sentence - handed down by Nuneaton Magistrates Court - for not disclosing his £35,000 winnings to the Official Receiver and his creditors.

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A dozen years’ disqualification for Digital Docs’ directors who paid creditors but not the taxman

15 July 2013 15:00

Richard Harris, Marie Harris and Pierre Yves Lelievre, directors of Digital Docs Limited (“Digital Docs”), a company that developed data management software solutions in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire have been disqualified from acting as directors for four years each for paying company creditors but failing to pay taxes.

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New measures to streamline insolvency regulation announced

01 July 2013 12:20

Proposals to transfer the regulation of around 60 insolvency practitioners (IPs) from the Government to independent regulators were among a number of new measures announced today by Business Minister Jo Swinson.

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