Companies House continues to warn companies about the need to be vigilant concerning identity theft. However, company hijackings of bona fide companies continue apace- I’ve just been told by Graydon colleagues of one Middlesborough based company that was shocked to discover its registered office had changed without consent, its directors had resigned and been replaced with new ones , and a set of fictitious 2006 accounts had been filed at Companies House too to complete the scam.
I bet the real director was wondering whether he had suddenly lost his marbles or was suffering from a severe case of amnesia- either way, it just shows what can happen to a corporate identity if you don’t make regular checks of your file at Companies Registry.
Steve Absolom and Will Wright from KPMG Restructuring have been appointed joint administrators to City Motor Holdings and associated companies
Partners from Johnston Carmichael have been appointed as joint administrators to Axon Well Interventions Products UK
Begbies Traynor have been appointed administrators of William Anelay Ltd, York, one of Britain’s longest-established construction and heritage restoration companies
Smith & Williamson has been appointed administrators of charity 4Children