Workers left unpaid after Blackburn firm slips into administration

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EMPLOYEES at a Blackburn company have gone unpaid after the firm went into administration.

Whitebirk-based People 2 People, which owns a number of financial services companies, issued a notice via the High Court last month, saying the company was, or was ‘likely to become, unable to pay its debts’.

On Friday, it was confirmed the company had gone into administration, affecting around 100 employees.

Andrew David Rosler, of Bolton-based Ideal Corporate Solutions Ltd, who is dealing with the company’s affairs, said the businesses were in the process of being sold, and around 100 staff members had been contacted by post.

He said some of the employees would be taken on by the new owner, while others who had been made redundant would be able to claim back some of the money owed to them through the government’s insolvency service.

He said: “We are in the process of selling the businesses so that they can be preserved and jobs can be saved.

“We will announce details of the purchasers shortly. “Everybody who has been made redundant will be able to claim the majority back from the government’s insolvency office, and the new owners will be taking on the current staff.”

But some employees said they were unhappy with the way the company, run by chief executive Mark Butterwick, had handled the situation.

One woman, whose daughter worked for one of the companies, Credit Agreement Limited, said staff had not been paid and had been kept in the dark about what was happening.

She said: “People were made redundant and then asked if they wanted to stay on for two weeks, but now the company is in administration and they haven’t been paid.”

Mr Butterwick was unavailable for comment on Friday.

Any employees of the company who have not been contacted can called Andrew Rosley at Ideal Corporate Solutions on 01204 663000.

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3:52pm Sun 6 Apr 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

Fancy a loan do they ? I might pop down there on Monday . :-)
Fancy a loan do they ? I might pop down there on Monday . :-) 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: 2

4:48pm Sun 6 Apr 14

mavrick says...

Why are companies allowed to do this to it's workforce and it's creditors. They simply walk away from the damage unscathed and start up again under another name. The workers and other suppliers will never see the money they are owed and that might just be enough to finish a small business. This needs a change in the law to protect the innocent properly.
Why are companies allowed to do this to it's workforce and it's creditors. They simply walk away from the damage unscathed and start up again under another name. The workers and other suppliers will never see the money they are owed and that might just be enough to finish a small business. This needs a change in the law to protect the innocent properly. mavrick
  • Score: 24

5:14pm Sun 6 Apr 14

Timefor says...

" . . . . while others who had been made redundant would be able to claim back some of the money owed to them through the government’s insolvency service"

Sure that'll go down well when folk try to pay at the supermarket, the energy company etc etc

Another fine example of our economic system at its best!
" . . . . while others who had been made redundant would be able to claim back some of the money owed to them through the government’s insolvency service" Sure that'll go down well when folk try to pay at the supermarket, the energy company etc etc Another fine example of our economic system at its best! Timefor
  • Score: 16

10:33am Mon 7 Apr 14

shirtbox says...

There needs to be a change in the law to protect employee,s rather than directors.This could be that all companies could be made to have a separate fund of a size to suit how big the company is,this could then be accessed only by a government department to pay employees first and any remaining to other creditors.
There needs to be a change in the law to protect employee,s rather than directors.This could be that all companies could be made to have a separate fund of a size to suit how big the company is,this could then be accessed only by a government department to pay employees first and any remaining to other creditors. shirtbox
  • Score: 9

11:38am Mon 7 Apr 14

Breakingbad says...

Mark Butterwick owes my daughter £1500 and has promised to pay for over six weeks but nothing. It is OK for him while he drives around in an Aston Martin and lives in a 3 million pound house, he should be MADE to pay.
Mark Butterwick owes my daughter £1500 and has promised to pay for over six weeks but nothing. It is OK for him while he drives around in an Aston Martin and lives in a 3 million pound house, he should be MADE to pay. Breakingbad
  • Score: 15

12:22pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Cimbri says...

Having been in this situation myself, I can assure people that they will be paid any owed money from pay, holiday pay, 90 day statutory redundancy payment and compensation for service to the company. However, this does take some time to manifest itself, around 2-3 months afterwards.
Having been in this situation myself, I can assure people that they will be paid any owed money from pay, holiday pay, 90 day statutory redundancy payment and compensation for service to the company. However, this does take some time to manifest itself, around 2-3 months afterwards. Cimbri
  • Score: 7

2:49pm Mon 7 Apr 14

COD1977 says...

we may get some money from the government but it will not be 100% the extra fuel cost has really hurt me as moving to an awful building in skelmersdale. we had to move quickly as we had not paid the old landlord in blackburn as they had cut the electricity off to force us to pay the bills. hope i find a new job quickly as i dont trust the butterwicks and want to work for a company i can trust and have a future in.
we may get some money from the government but it will not be 100% the extra fuel cost has really hurt me as moving to an awful building in skelmersdale. we had to move quickly as we had not paid the old landlord in blackburn as they had cut the electricity off to force us to pay the bills. hope i find a new job quickly as i dont trust the butterwicks and want to work for a company i can trust and have a future in. COD1977
  • Score: 7

12:01am Tue 8 Apr 14

Steven11 says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Fancy a loan do they ? I might pop down there on Monday . :-)
Why. ?
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: Fancy a loan do they ? I might pop down there on Monday . :-)[/p][/quote]Why. ? Steven11
  • Score: -2

3:31pm Tue 8 Apr 14

boynesider says...

sounds like more dodgy dealings in the financial sector?? bet the owners don't lose any money or sleep over this.
sounds like more dodgy dealings in the financial sector?? bet the owners don't lose any money or sleep over this. boynesider
  • Score: 3

5:13pm Tue 8 Apr 14

keithstone says...

Just seen official email stating that Quickdox has been saved by Root Capital - click the short url link for a jpeg image of the email - http://p.lui.li/img-
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Just seen official email stating that Quickdox has been saved by Root Capital - click the short url link for a jpeg image of the email - http://p.lui.li/img- 40408_quickdox_j-r-f ull.jpg keithstone
  • Score: 2

5:14pm Tue 8 Apr 14

keithstone says...

url link to email - http://p.lui.li/img-
40408_quickdox_j-r-f
ull.jpg
url link to email - http://p.lui.li/img- 40408_quickdox_j-r-f ull.jpg keithstone
  • Score: 2

5:17pm Tue 8 Apr 14

keithstone says...

This link may display better - http://pho.to/5D4oj
This link may display better - http://pho.to/5D4oj keithstone
  • Score: 5

9:59pm Tue 8 Apr 14

shirtbox says...

Breakingbad,tell your daughter to cut and run and get another job and if she gets nothing take him and his firm to small claims court,he will never pay her he is one of lifes tragedies with no concern for anyone but himself,i bet he is not down the food bank this week .
Breakingbad,tell your daughter to cut and run and get another job and if she gets nothing take him and his firm to small claims court,he will never pay her he is one of lifes tragedies with no concern for anyone but himself,i bet he is not down the food bank this week . shirtbox
  • Score: 1

9:25am Wed 9 Apr 14

fieldagent1970 says...

@keithstone Thanks for adding this link. I have received the email also, however this explains Root Capital are hoping to purchase Quickdox. If they do they may pay any invoices but this is not guaranteed.

The email is a concern, I have had a solicitor take a look at this who confirmed my concerns; primarily that any potential purchaser should not have access to our contact details, who has provided the information? This is a leak of personal information and is a breach of data protection. Who has provided this, Quickdox or the administrator? Stinks of corruption to me.
@keithstone Thanks for adding this link. I have received the email also, however this explains Root Capital are hoping to purchase Quickdox. If they do they may pay any invoices but this is not guaranteed. The email is a concern, I have had a solicitor take a look at this who confirmed my concerns; primarily that any potential purchaser should not have access to our contact details, who has provided the information? This is a leak of personal information and is a breach of data protection. Who has provided this, Quickdox or the administrator? Stinks of corruption to me. fieldagent1970
  • Score: 3

5:51pm Wed 9 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

COD1977 wrote:
we may get some money from the government but it will not be 100% the extra fuel cost has really hurt me as moving to an awful building in skelmersdale. we had to move quickly as we had not paid the old landlord in blackburn as they had cut the electricity off to force us to pay the bills. hope i find a new job quickly as i dont trust the butterwicks and want to work for a company i can trust and have a future in.
The SCUM directors of the company should made to repay any public money paid out by the Government or have their personal assets seized,of which they appear to have many, and not be allowed to hide behind THEIR DEFUNCT FIRM they will have been well aware of their situation for a considerable time and as is the norm. will have protected themselves extremely thoroughly these people are supposed to be professionals !!
[quote][p][bold]COD1977[/bold] wrote: we may get some money from the government but it will not be 100% the extra fuel cost has really hurt me as moving to an awful building in skelmersdale. we had to move quickly as we had not paid the old landlord in blackburn as they had cut the electricity off to force us to pay the bills. hope i find a new job quickly as i dont trust the butterwicks and want to work for a company i can trust and have a future in.[/p][/quote]The SCUM directors of the company should made to repay any public money paid out by the Government or have their personal assets seized,of which they appear to have many, and not be allowed to hide behind THEIR DEFUNCT FIRM they will have been well aware of their situation for a considerable time and as is the norm. will have protected themselves extremely thoroughly these people are supposed to be professionals !! ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 1

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