MARKETING BOSS BANNED AFTER MAKING MORE THAN 75,000 NUISANCE CALLS
Elia Bols (32) now living in Australia, was director of AMS Marketing Limited, a telephone marketing company incorporated in January 2016.
The Telephone Preference Service (TPS), received 71 complaints and the nformation Commissioners Office (ICO) received a further 32 complaints for unsolicited call.
The ICO informed Elia Bols that a fine of £100,000 would be issued, but the company was wound-up in the courts with the fine outstanding. Further joint investigations and action against the director resulted in Elia Bols being disqualified for 6 years from acting as a director or directly or indirectly becoming involved, without the permission of the court, in the promotion, formation or management of a company.
As of the 26 November 2020 , Andy Curry, Head of Investigations at the ICO said:"Our work with the Insolvency Service has seen the successful disqualification of 17 directors who have shut their business down to try and avoid paying a fine for illegal marketing activity".
Read the full press release from the Insolvency Service here >
Closing a business does not necessarily negate the responsibilities and duties of directors. Directors often think we as Insolvency Practitioners have a magic wand, but Directors should seek professional advice, and be mindful action against them as directors may be taken for wrong doing, even when a company has been wound up or dissolved.