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West Lothian director banned for poor record keeping and tax breaches

02 April 2014 13:00

David Stephenson, 44, director of Tech Direct (Scotland) Ltd, a company specialising in the storage, delivery and installation of computer components and peripherals, was disqualified for eight years from 4 April 2014 for failing to keep adequate records, pay tax and rates debts or register for VAT.


Company director banned for failing to keep proper records

08 January 2014 13:20

Glasgow-based Alan Coffey, director of Datadesk Computer Services Limited (‘Datadesk’), was disqualified for seven years from 26 December 2013 for failing to keep adequate accounting records, following an investigation by the Insolvency Service.


Directors banned for a total of 25 years after three firms scam victims already in debt

29 November 2013 12:40

Christopher Daniel Mills, Paul Michael Young and Mark Taylor, the directors of three connected claims management companies, have been disqualified from being directors for a combined 25 years, for allowing other people to operate the three companies registered in their names that ripped off the public by cold-calling customers and falsely informing them they were entitled to compensation for products such as PPI or that credit card debts could be wiped out altogether.


Director of financial services firms gets 12-year disqualification for running Ponzi scheme

08 November 2013 10:00

Stewart Kennedy, a Glasgow-based consultant and director of two financial services firms has been disqualified as a director for 12 years by the Court of Session in Edinburgh for operating a Ponzi scheme, which exaggerated returns and offered worthless money-back guarantees.


7-year ban for Renfrewshire director who pocketed £73,547 of company funds

28 October 2013 14:30

Parham Najmabadi of Johnstone, Renfrewshire, the director of internet sales company A2ZShop Co Ltd, has been disqualified from acting as a director for seven years by Paisley Sheriff Court for keeping company funds due to creditors and failure to pay taxes.


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.


South Ayrshire director banned for 11 years for breach of earlier disqualification and taking company cash

04 September 2013 12:45

Colin Carmichael, a director of Pure Recruitment Solutions Ltd (“Pure”) in Symington, South Ayrshire, has been banned from acting as a company director for 11 years at the Sheriffdom of Glasgow and Strathkelvin Court in Glasgow for breaching an earlier six-year disqualification.


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.


Father and son director duo get total of 10 years disqualification after clients lose close to £12m

25 June 2013 14:50

Daniel Alexander Witton and his father Roland Witton, both directors of stockbrokerage company Direct Sharedeal Limited (DSL), which traded in Glasgow and London, have been disqualified as directors by the Edinburgh Court of Session for a total of ten years after clients lost nearly £12m.


Four-year bans for Edinburgh bosses who repeatedly failed to pay tax

28 May 2013 13:00

Edinburgh-based Graham Lyons and Michael Hanna, directors MOU Consultancy Limited (‘MOU’) and a successor company Evolution On Line Ltd (Evolution’), have both been disqualified for four years for failing to pay taxes and/or account for funds paid out of the companies.