Since 2003 somebody has been winding up Mr. Michael Stainer (pictured). His companies have been wound up no less than six times. On all six occasions the petition to wind-up Mr Stainer’s companies was taken by HMRC and Speedy Hires Centres (Southern) Ltd on 1 occasion.
On 2 March 2005 by the Commissioners of Inland Revenue, (The Tax Man) of Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LB, presented the same company, Kentish Apartments Ltd with a petition to wind up the company.
On the 27th April 2005 a Winding-up order; which began with the petition presented on the 2nd March 2005 by HMRC -The Tax man, was passed to the official receiver. (See above)
For 10 long years Michael Stainer wondered the wilderness, not being wound up by anyone. Then on the the 18 July 2016 HMRC presented another petition to wind up the Grand Folkestone Ltd.
The Grand Folkestone Ltd a company in which Michael Stainer was the sole director. His wife Doris Stainer was company secretary, The Grand Folkestone Ltd is the company which sparked the raid on the Grand in July 2015 by HMRC. On that day, Mr Robert William Brian Richardson, General Manager of the Grand, was arrested at his home in Barham. At the same time Mr Michael Stainer and his wife Doris Stainer of the Grand, were being rudely awoken by HMRC. All three were arrested and released pending further inquiries. (Michael Stainer is NOT the owner of The Grand just a mere director)
Following the liquidation of the Grand Folkestone Ltd in Sept 2016, the five remaining companies featured in the 2015 court case at the Royal Courts of Justice on the 11th June 2015.
Notices of “petitions to Wind Up” Keppels Ltd, Keppels Catering Ltd, Kentish Cuisine Ltd and The Grand-UK Ltd all appear in the Gazette, the official Government record of all insolvencies between the 6th Sept and 13th September 2017. The Petition to Wind-up was filed by HMRC as a consequence of the ongoing saga of Michael Stainer’s tax affair; which might be worth a PhD. Just for the record, Robert William Brian Richardson was director of two of these companies until the end of July 2015.
immediately after his arrest in July 2015.
In Jan 18, we reported that according to the accounts files in Dec 2017 these four companies showed an amount falling due to creditors within the year of £298,072, as of March 20th 2017. We can now add in the HMRC debt in excess of 814,000 so making £1,112,072. Also we cannot forget that Tribunal-appointed manager, David Hammond,of CR Childs has sought to recover over £165,000 in historic unpaid service charges owed by Mr. and Mrs. Michael Stainer on their 19 holiday lets. So that takes the Grand total to £1,277,072. Is there more to come…
We doubt if Mr Stainer, his wife, or Robert Richardson will provide any answers to us, but the facts are indisputable, they are welcome to respond civilly.
The Shepwayvox Team.