Published today as part of The Companies Annual Report, it revealed that a total of 1,527 directors were disqualified in 2003/2004 compared with 1,777 the previous year, a drop of almost 15%.
In addition, the DTI’s Companies Investigation Branch completed 197 company investigations, the most common type of misconduct being fraudulent trading. This was also substantially less than the previous year when 359 companies were investigated.
However 371 companies were wound up in 2003/2004 compared with just 80 in 2002/2003.
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