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Insolvency Service(National): Farepak - Disqualification proceedings issued

Press Release   •   Feb 16, 2011 09:27 GMT

Disqualification proceeding are issued against the directors of Farepak

European Home Retail Group plc 
Farepak Food & Gifts Ltd

On 26 January 2011, following a long and complex investigation by The Insolvency Service, on behalf of the Secretary of State for Business, an application was made in the High Court of Justice, London, for disqualification orders to be made against the following directors in relation to their conduct as directors of European Home Retail Group PLC (“EHR") and/or its subsidiary Farepak Food & Gifts Limited (“Farepak”):

Stevan Lloyd FOWLER

Neil Duncan GILLIS


Stephen Matthew HICKS



Joanne Elizabeth PONTING

William Peter ROLLASON

Sir Clive Malcolm THOMPSON

The application was made in the public interest on the grounds that the conduct of each director in relation to the relevant company or companies makes him or her unfit to be concerned in the management of a company.

Business Minister Edward Davey said:

“Cases like Farepak are often very complex and complicated so take time - but we can confirm that High Court proceedings seeking disqualification orders have now started."


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