Brunel trio in nightclub bid

A GROUP of creditors have joined in an attempt to have the former Brunel Rooms directors struck off the register after it emerged the trio are putting in bids to run nightclubs in Essex.

Emails sent between the former directors and seen by the Adver show that as early as January 31, interest was being shown in a number of venues, including a £59,500 cocktail bar in North Hertfordshire and a £47,000 nightclub in Croydon.

Meetings were arranged in late February for viewings of two spots in particular, the Forty One Bar and Lounge in Chelmsford and the Chic Champagne and Cocktail Bar in Hitchin.

Debts of more than £150,000 were left outstanding to creditors after the Brunel Rooms was wound up last month, along with a substantial debt to HMRC and Wiltshire Police.

In an email to former directors Helene Simpkins, Paula Harris and Jason Ranford, accountant Philip Nickson said: “It is unlikely, from the facts supplied, you will become personally liable for the HMRC liabilities. Forming a new company and resurrecting the business is quite normal, however, I would insist the new business does not repeat the mistakes of the last business.”

Helene Simpkins denied any interest in a new nightclub.

“We have no plans for that at all. We have friends over there and we visit them often but that is about it.”

The creditors want to prevent a repeat of the problems made during the short-lived reincarnation of the Brunel Rooms.

One, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “We feel quite cheated to be honest. It is pretty clear these individuals have a bit of money.

“The feeling between all of us is these are relatively small sums of money to them but they are willing to go off and do it again as if it does not matter. We have got about 10 to 15 people at the moment, and we have set up a secure Facebook group to bring us all together.

“What we are going for is the process of writing to the Institute of Directors in London to get them struck off the register so they can never be a director again.

“We have got some legal advice and we know that as a group of people we stand a much better chance than as an individual. We will also be looking at splitting the costings between us all.

“All of us operate businesses and deal with the public on a daily basis. We are doing this because more people stand to lose out.

“There are people in Swindon who have been put out of pocket, and who is to say they are not just going to go elsewhere and do the same thing?”

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7:15am Fri 14 Mar 14

leafy1 says...

I say let them run these nightclubs then they can pay off all their debts.
I say let them run these nightclubs then they can pay off all their debts. leafy1
  • Score: -20

7:24am Fri 14 Mar 14

gambon says...

why does the adver want to make a criminal like randford a local celebrate he is a waste of life and should have been left to rot in prison not made a local celebrate
why does the adver want to make a criminal like randford a local celebrate he is a waste of life and should have been left to rot in prison not made a local celebrate gambon
  • Score: 29

7:42am Fri 14 Mar 14

Mushymushy says...

Even though he lost his boxing match he did do well I thought he should of one, he clearly isn't a boxer but he showed fighting spirit, he clearly is a fighter in business as well which is what makes this country great, keep going Jason don't give up.
Even though he lost his boxing match he did do well I thought he should of one, he clearly isn't a boxer but he showed fighting spirit, he clearly is a fighter in business as well which is what makes this country great, keep going Jason don't give up. Mushymushy
  • Score: -55

8:04am Fri 14 Mar 14

adsinibiza says...

I wonder what the licensing authorities in the area will make of them after the farce that occured here
I wonder what the licensing authorities in the area will make of them after the farce that occured here adsinibiza
  • Score: 23

9:55am Fri 14 Mar 14

Swindon_AOK says...

Mushymushy wrote:
Even though he lost his boxing match he did do well I thought he should of one, he clearly isn't a boxer but he showed fighting spirit, he clearly is a fighter in business as well which is what makes this country great, keep going Jason don't give up.
Nothing wrong with being a fighter in business as long as you have honour and integrity and do not defraud people of their money
[quote][p][bold]Mushymushy[/bold] wrote: Even though he lost his boxing match he did do well I thought he should of one, he clearly isn't a boxer but he showed fighting spirit, he clearly is a fighter in business as well which is what makes this country great, keep going Jason don't give up.[/p][/quote]Nothing wrong with being a fighter in business as long as you have honour and integrity and do not defraud people of their money Swindon_AOK
  • Score: 38

10:07am Fri 14 Mar 14

silvergran says...

They seriously need to clean up their act and pay off their debts before they start a new venture. There are still staff who were not paid, little thought has been given to them who have put in the hours and were just given a cheque which was worthless. Let's hope that the powers that be see through them and put a stop to their ambitions to restart elsewhere.
They seriously need to clean up their act and pay off their debts before they start a new venture. There are still staff who were not paid, little thought has been given to them who have put in the hours and were just given a cheque which was worthless. Let's hope that the powers that be see through them and put a stop to their ambitions to restart elsewhere. silvergran
  • Score: 25

10:27am Fri 14 Mar 14

Amberflame says...

Mushymushy wrote:
Even though he lost his boxing match he did do well I thought he should of one, he clearly isn't a boxer but he showed fighting spirit, he clearly is a fighter in business as well which is what makes this country great, keep going Jason don't give up.
Of course, that's what makes this country great, criminals and thugs. Long may they continue.
[quote][p][bold]Mushymushy[/bold] wrote: Even though he lost his boxing match he did do well I thought he should of one, he clearly isn't a boxer but he showed fighting spirit, he clearly is a fighter in business as well which is what makes this country great, keep going Jason don't give up.[/p][/quote]Of course, that's what makes this country great, criminals and thugs. Long may they continue. Amberflame
  • Score: 18

10:35am Fri 14 Mar 14

A.Baron-Cohen says...

The legal system rewarding failure..........not
hing new there:-)
The legal system rewarding failure..........not hing new there:-) A.Baron-Cohen
  • Score: 15

10:41am Fri 14 Mar 14

Mango man says...

gambon wrote:
why does the adver want to make a criminal like randford a local celebrate he is a waste of life and should have been left to rot in prison not made a local celebrate
Given the time of your post I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and say you're now at school, hopefully English was first up!
[quote][p][bold]gambon[/bold] wrote: why does the adver want to make a criminal like randford a local celebrate he is a waste of life and should have been left to rot in prison not made a local celebrate[/p][/quote]Given the time of your post I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and say you're now at school, hopefully English was first up! Mango man
  • Score: -2

10:51am Fri 14 Mar 14

KAG888 says...

The creditor's latest attempt at some form of action is a good illustration of why a good knowledge "commerce" is required to survive.
It is no good writing to the IoD, they are just an association of like minded people.
The place to start getting a director barred is at Companies House in Cardiff!!
The creditor's latest attempt at some form of action is a good illustration of why a good knowledge "commerce" is required to survive. It is no good writing to the IoD, they are just an association of like minded people. The place to start getting a director barred is at Companies House in Cardiff!! KAG888
  • Score: 9

11:25am Fri 14 Mar 14

Davey Gravey says...

Brainless morons.
Brainless morons. Davey Gravey
  • Score: 9

1:26pm Fri 14 Mar 14

house on the hill says...

Mushymushy wrote:
Even though he lost his boxing match he did do well I thought he should of one, he clearly isn't a boxer but he showed fighting spirit, he clearly is a fighter in business as well which is what makes this country great, keep going Jason don't give up.
anyone who supports criminal activity is no better than the selfish uncaring "businessman" who leaves staff and creditors owed masses amounts of money. This is what makes this country the laughing stock it has become and why it attracts to many scum like him because our laws and judges are so pathetically soft when it comes to ripping other people off. He is a cheap conman who lacked the intelligence to have a real debate so had to resort as all morons do to using their fists in that situation.
[quote][p][bold]Mushymushy[/bold] wrote: Even though he lost his boxing match he did do well I thought he should of one, he clearly isn't a boxer but he showed fighting spirit, he clearly is a fighter in business as well which is what makes this country great, keep going Jason don't give up.[/p][/quote]anyone who supports criminal activity is no better than the selfish uncaring "businessman" who leaves staff and creditors owed masses amounts of money. This is what makes this country the laughing stock it has become and why it attracts to many scum like him because our laws and judges are so pathetically soft when it comes to ripping other people off. He is a cheap conman who lacked the intelligence to have a real debate so had to resort as all morons do to using their fists in that situation. house on the hill
  • Score: 12

6:29pm Fri 14 Mar 14

roberto5 says...

Mushymushy wrote:
Even though he lost his boxing match he did do well I thought he should of one, he clearly isn't a boxer but he showed fighting spirit, he clearly is a fighter in business as well which is what makes this country great, keep going Jason don't give up.
Are you mentally ill?
[quote][p][bold]Mushymushy[/bold] wrote: Even though he lost his boxing match he did do well I thought he should of one, he clearly isn't a boxer but he showed fighting spirit, he clearly is a fighter in business as well which is what makes this country great, keep going Jason don't give up.[/p][/quote]Are you mentally ill? roberto5
  • Score: 5

8:22pm Fri 14 Mar 14

bellyup says...

This story still going? Obviously a low news story in swindon this week.
This story still going? Obviously a low news story in swindon this week. bellyup
  • Score: 4

12:58am Sat 15 Mar 14

madreeves says...

Mushymushy wrote:
Even though he lost his boxing match he did do well I thought he should of one, he clearly isn't a boxer but he showed fighting spirit, he clearly is a fighter in business as well which is what makes this country great, keep going Jason don't give up.
"Should of one"? Good grief. If you're going to post, at least learn some basic grammar skills.
[quote][p][bold]Mushymushy[/bold] wrote: Even though he lost his boxing match he did do well I thought he should of one, he clearly isn't a boxer but he showed fighting spirit, he clearly is a fighter in business as well which is what makes this country great, keep going Jason don't give up.[/p][/quote]"Should of one"? Good grief. If you're going to post, at least learn some basic grammar skills. madreeves
  • Score: 5

8:48am Sat 15 Mar 14

Advareader says...

Hope these guys are having a great time in New York!!! How ashamed will they be when they try to show their faces or even their own family. Have they thought about that.
Maybe a woman should offer to take both these stupid none business headed women on in a ring like Randford has done previously.
Now that would be a show Swindon would want to see.
The women involved in this should be disgusted with themselves. The three individuals here are lowlife cheats. Their parents must be so proud.
Enjoy New York !!!!
Swindon is waiting for your return.
Hope these guys are having a great time in New York!!! How ashamed will they be when they try to show their faces or even their own family. Have they thought about that. Maybe a woman should offer to take both these stupid none business headed women on in a ring like Randford has done previously. Now that would be a show Swindon would want to see. The women involved in this should be disgusted with themselves. The three individuals here are lowlife cheats. Their parents must be so proud. Enjoy New York !!!! Swindon is waiting for your return. Advareader
  • Score: 5

8:50am Sat 15 Mar 14

Advareader says...

house on the hill wrote:
Mushymushy wrote:
Even though he lost his boxing match he did do well I thought he should of one, he clearly isn't a boxer but he showed fighting spirit, he clearly is a fighter in business as well which is what makes this country great, keep going Jason don't give up.
anyone who supports criminal activity is no better than the selfish uncaring "businessman" who leaves staff and creditors owed masses amounts of money. This is what makes this country the laughing stock it has become and why it attracts to many scum like him because our laws and judges are so pathetically soft when it comes to ripping other people off. He is a cheap conman who lacked the intelligence to have a real debate so had to resort as all morons do to using their fists in that situation.
You do know they are in New York right now??
[quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mushymushy[/bold] wrote: Even though he lost his boxing match he did do well I thought he should of one, he clearly isn't a boxer but he showed fighting spirit, he clearly is a fighter in business as well which is what makes this country great, keep going Jason don't give up.[/p][/quote]anyone who supports criminal activity is no better than the selfish uncaring "businessman" who leaves staff and creditors owed masses amounts of money. This is what makes this country the laughing stock it has become and why it attracts to many scum like him because our laws and judges are so pathetically soft when it comes to ripping other people off. He is a cheap conman who lacked the intelligence to have a real debate so had to resort as all morons do to using their fists in that situation.[/p][/quote]You do know they are in New York right now?? Advareader
  • Score: 2

8:52am Sat 15 Mar 14

Advareader says...

Hope these guys are having a great time in New York!!! How ashamed will they be when they try to show their faces or even their own family. Have they thought about that.
Maybe a woman should offer to take both these stupid none business headed women on in a ring like Randford has done previously.
Now that would be a show Swindon would want to see.
The women involved in this should be disgusted with themselves. The three individuals here are lowlife cheats. Their parents must be so proud.
Enjoy New York !!!!
Swindon is waiting for your return.
Hope these guys are having a great time in New York!!! How ashamed will they be when they try to show their faces or even their own family. Have they thought about that. Maybe a woman should offer to take both these stupid none business headed women on in a ring like Randford has done previously. Now that would be a show Swindon would want to see. The women involved in this should be disgusted with themselves. The three individuals here are lowlife cheats. Their parents must be so proud. Enjoy New York !!!! Swindon is waiting for your return. Advareader
  • Score: 1

10:01am Sat 15 Mar 14

twasadawf says...

Wish way is Essex best place for them ,abandon swindon and become part of the essex low life
Wish way is Essex best place for them ,abandon swindon and become part of the essex low life twasadawf
  • Score: 0

5:33pm Sun 16 Mar 14

house on the hill says...

Advareader wrote:
house on the hill wrote:
Mushymushy wrote:
Even though he lost his boxing match he did do well I thought he should of one, he clearly isn't a boxer but he showed fighting spirit, he clearly is a fighter in business as well which is what makes this country great, keep going Jason don't give up.
anyone who supports criminal activity is no better than the selfish uncaring "businessman" who leaves staff and creditors owed masses amounts of money. This is what makes this country the laughing stock it has become and why it attracts to many scum like him because our laws and judges are so pathetically soft when it comes to ripping other people off. He is a cheap conman who lacked the intelligence to have a real debate so had to resort as all morons do to using their fists in that situation.
You do know they are in New York right now??
Really couldn't care less where they are, presumably there filming the next Muppet show film?
[quote][p][bold]Advareader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mushymushy[/bold] wrote: Even though he lost his boxing match he did do well I thought he should of one, he clearly isn't a boxer but he showed fighting spirit, he clearly is a fighter in business as well which is what makes this country great, keep going Jason don't give up.[/p][/quote]anyone who supports criminal activity is no better than the selfish uncaring "businessman" who leaves staff and creditors owed masses amounts of money. This is what makes this country the laughing stock it has become and why it attracts to many scum like him because our laws and judges are so pathetically soft when it comes to ripping other people off. He is a cheap conman who lacked the intelligence to have a real debate so had to resort as all morons do to using their fists in that situation.[/p][/quote]You do know they are in New York right now??[/p][/quote]Really couldn't care less where they are, presumably there filming the next Muppet show film? house on the hill
  • Score: 0

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