A banned construction boss is handed a suspended jail sentence

A construction boss is handed a suspended jail sentence for running a building business despite being banned from being in charge of a company.

Allan Christopher Roberts pleaded guilty to breaching a disqualification order and has been  sentenced by Manchester Crown Court to eight months imprisonment, suspended for two years.

Roberts was also ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work in addition to being disqualified from being a director of a limited company for seven years.
In June 2008 he was disqualified from acting in the management of a company for four years following the liquidation of Prestbury Construction and Development Limited. He then however continued to manage Prestbury Construction which went into liquidation in 2010 owing creditors over £50,000.

Investigation Officer John Fitzsimmons from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills said: “The Insolvency Service and The Department for Business will take firm action when we find that company directors have breached disqualification orders which were put in place by the court to protect the public and business community from their actions”

14/11/11

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