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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

BIS petitioning to wind up Blakeney Bridge Wine Ltd


The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is petitioning to have Blakeney Bridge Wines Ltd wound up in the public interest. The petition was presented on 26th May 2015. It will be in London's High Court on 18th November 2015.   

In the High Court of Justice (Chancery Division)

Companies Court No 3770 of 2015

(Company Number 7664841)
and in the Matter of the Insolvency Act 1986

A petition to wind up the above named Company of Airport House Business Centre, Purley Way, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 0XZ presented on 26 May 2015 by the SECRETARY OF STATE FOR BUSINESS, INNOVATION AND SKILLS, 3 Piccadilly Place, London Road, Manchester, M1 3BN will be heard at the Rolls Building, Royal Courts of Justice, 7 Rolls Building, Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1NL on 18 November 2015 at 2.00 pm (or as soon thereafter as the petition can be heard).

Any person intending to appear on the hearing of the petition (whether to support or oppose it) must give notice of intention to do so to the petitioner or its solicitors in accordance with Rule 4.16 by 1600 hours on 17 November 2015.

The Petitioner’s solicitor is Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP, Two Snowhill, Birmingham, B4 6WR, telephone 0870 903 1000 email (ref: 2086995/DDG/LMA1.)
16 June 2015'

This is good news as Blakeney Bridge Wine Ltd targetted the elderly to persuade them to make wine investments. 

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Fraudster Spyros Constantinos guilty!

Excellent breaking news!

43-year-old Spyros Constantinos was found guilty this afternoon at London's Old Bailey of defrauding investors for around £1 million. The jury found him guilty on all ten counts – six relating to fraudulent trading including running a fraudulent business and intent to defraud and four offences of acting as a director whilst disqualified.

Sentencing will be in around 28 days time – hopefully Spyros Constantinos will receive a substantial prison sentence.

More to follow shortly.  

Monday, 8 June 2015

Spyros Constantinos, 44, at the Old Bailey (London)

 Report from the MailOnLine 

'Banned company director 'swindled investors out of £1million in wine scam and spent it on fancy chocolates, shopping sprees at Harrods and Selfridges, holidays to Disneyland'

  • Spyros Constantinos, 44, was banned from running a company in 2008
  • But he 'squirmed' around restriction to continue wine business, it is said
  • He convinced customers to invest life savings in luxury wine portfolios
  • And used the money to pay for flights and shopping sprees, it is claimed   
Also Drinks Business here.
Spyros Constantinos is banned from being a UK director from 21st July 2007 to 20th August 2017. His address on Companies House list of disqualified directors is: 
Apartment A1-2-6 Urbanization Andalucia, Calle Las Vedras, Marbella, Malaga

The UK company ban is in connection with his first wine investment company Bordeaux Wine Consultancy Ltd.