71 jobs under threat at building company

A BUILDING firm involved in tendering work for large customers including Bolton at Home has gone into administration, creating jobs uncertainty for more than 70 workers.

Blakeley Tonge and Partner, based in Lever Bridge Mills, Darcy Lever, warned three years ago that economic conditions and competition from rival tendering firms were making its work harder.

Now the firm’s affairs are being handled by administrators from accountancy firm RSM Tenon, in Clive Street, Bolton.

Talks were being held on Tuesday at the Darcy Lever site.

Office manager John Scoble, said: “It is with great regret that Blakeley Tonge and Partner, a local construction company, entered administration on Friday, February 8.

“The company was established in 1976, and had traded in Bolton from two locations. These were Farnworth up until 2000, and then Darcy Lever until its demise.”

He added: “The 71 employees were informed on Friday that RSM Tenon had been appointed administrator.

More than 65 of the employees live in Bolton.”

No further details were available yesterday but Mr Scoble said RSM Tenon might make future statements as the situation develops.

As well as the company’s own employees, The Bolton News understands that a number of sub-contractors could lose money if the firm’s future is not secured.

Bosses said the company has a strong history of training young apprentices.

The firm was established by Frank Scoble in 1976, and has taken on more than 100 trainees since the 1980s.

Despite the credit crunch and flattening building sector of the last few years, the firm was still taking pride in its work and recruiting new trainees up until the late 2000s.

In 2009, 12 trainees appeared in The Bolton News with the former mayor, Cllr Norman Critchley, after completing a scheme of improvements to homes around Briercliffe Road in Deane.

Competition for work, even for the smaller jobs, was tough but the firm was holding its own, said directors.

However, they said one of the main problems was bigger companies trying to take their work. Tendering was a difficult process because labour and material prices were falling and everyone was fighting for the same work, they said in 2009.

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1:17pm Thu 14 Feb 13

exiled says...

I have appointed BTP for various contracts in the past and have ALWAYS found them to be a decent and reputable business. I do wish them all the very best and we should - wherever possible - look to support smaller local businesses, rather than relying on the pot luck service of larger firms.
I have appointed BTP for various contracts in the past and have ALWAYS found them to be a decent and reputable business. I do wish them all the very best and we should - wherever possible - look to support smaller local businesses, rather than relying on the pot luck service of larger firms. exiled

4:34pm Thu 14 Feb 13

localbuilder says...

You will find this company owes hundreds of thousands of pounds to local sub-contractors and suppliers who have no chance of getting anything back, while their directors retreat to the property abroad.! Hopefully they will never be allowed to tender on Bolton MBC jobs again.
You will find this company owes hundreds of thousands of pounds to local sub-contractors and suppliers who have no chance of getting anything back, while their directors retreat to the property abroad.! Hopefully they will never be allowed to tender on Bolton MBC jobs again. localbuilder

5:38pm Thu 14 Feb 13

steveG says...

localbuilder wrote:
You will find this company owes hundreds of thousands of pounds to local sub-contractors and suppliers who have no chance of getting anything back, while their directors retreat to the property abroad.! Hopefully they will never be allowed to tender on Bolton MBC jobs again.
Isn't that the problem?.
That no local companies are allowed to tender for larger council contracts as they go to firms appointed from central government,case in point being the refurbishment of the town hall,that particular job could have been carried out by any number of local companies.
[quote][p][bold]localbuilder[/bold] wrote: You will find this company owes hundreds of thousands of pounds to local sub-contractors and suppliers who have no chance of getting anything back, while their directors retreat to the property abroad.! Hopefully they will never be allowed to tender on Bolton MBC jobs again.[/p][/quote]Isn't that the problem?. That no local companies are allowed to tender for larger council contracts as they go to firms appointed from central government,case in point being the refurbishment of the town hall,that particular job could have been carried out by any number of local companies. steveG

7:56pm Thu 14 Feb 13

Bert_Anchovy says...

Feel sorry for the brickies, who have worked through some atrocious weather these last few months WITHOUT getting paid.
They are already up and running under another name, the should NEVER be allowed to tender for council work again.
Feel sorry for the brickies, who have worked through some atrocious weather these last few months WITHOUT getting paid. They are already up and running under another name, the should NEVER be allowed to tender for council work again. Bert_Anchovy

8:40pm Thu 14 Feb 13

Jnr needs work says...

I worked for this company as an apprentice and then for 8 years as a joiner. All the brickies who worked at the company got paid for the work they did in the atrocious weather and why should they be paid when not working - the world has gone mad!!!! I am sure they will set up working again i would work for them straightaway as there are fewer places now for me to get work.
I worked for this company as an apprentice and then for 8 years as a joiner. All the brickies who worked at the company got paid for the work they did in the atrocious weather and why should they be paid when not working - the world has gone mad!!!! I am sure they will set up working again i would work for them straightaway as there are fewer places now for me to get work. Jnr needs work

9:49pm Thu 14 Feb 13

Working Woman says...

You will find out, in time, that this local company, providing local jobs for local people went into administration because it was owed many thousands pounds by local organisations, including Bolton Council. How can they dare to quote "The Bolton Family" and "Bolton at Home" when they have an implicit role in the loss of so many local jobs?
You will find out, in time, that this local company, providing local jobs for local people went into administration because it was owed many thousands pounds by local organisations, including Bolton Council. How can they dare to quote "The Bolton Family" and "Bolton at Home" when they have an implicit role in the loss of so many local jobs? Working Woman

10:46pm Thu 14 Feb 13

Boltontoday says...

Working Woman wrote:
You will find out, in time, that this local company, providing local jobs for local people went into administration because it was owed many thousands pounds by local organisations, including Bolton Council. How can they dare to quote "The Bolton Family" and "Bolton at Home" when they have an implicit role in the loss of so many local jobs?
Is this actually true or are you just guessing?
[quote][p][bold]Working Woman[/bold] wrote: You will find out, in time, that this local company, providing local jobs for local people went into administration because it was owed many thousands pounds by local organisations, including Bolton Council. How can they dare to quote "The Bolton Family" and "Bolton at Home" when they have an implicit role in the loss of so many local jobs?[/p][/quote]Is this actually true or are you just guessing? Boltontoday

6:24am Fri 15 Feb 13

thetrotter says...

localbuilder wrote:
You will find this company owes hundreds of thousands of pounds to local sub-contractors and suppliers who have no chance of getting anything back, while their directors retreat to the property abroad.! Hopefully they will never be allowed to tender on Bolton MBC jobs again.
Maybe the company themselves were owed hundreds of thousands from their clients.
[quote][p][bold]localbuilder[/bold] wrote: You will find this company owes hundreds of thousands of pounds to local sub-contractors and suppliers who have no chance of getting anything back, while their directors retreat to the property abroad.! Hopefully they will never be allowed to tender on Bolton MBC jobs again.[/p][/quote]Maybe the company themselves were owed hundreds of thousands from their clients. thetrotter

8:41am Fri 15 Feb 13

exiled says...

One of the issues comes from the previous and current government policy on procurement. Smaller businesses (professionals and trades) are asked to complete ridiculous and irrelevant pre-qualification questionairres containing questions they are unable to respond to "in the correct way". the PQQ exercise is little more than a filter to select and "justify" larger businesses simpoly becasue they have a paper policy on some issue or another. And we can see what happens with larger businesses - they chase the fast buck, don't plan for the long term and leave destruction when they go to the wall. Only need toi look at the household names in the last couple of yers who have failed. Local Gov't contracts should be set up so at lease 40% is apportioned to local business.
One of the issues comes from the previous and current government policy on procurement. Smaller businesses (professionals and trades) are asked to complete ridiculous and irrelevant pre-qualification questionairres containing questions they are unable to respond to "in the correct way". the PQQ exercise is little more than a filter to select and "justify" larger businesses simpoly becasue they have a paper policy on some issue or another. And we can see what happens with larger businesses - they chase the fast buck, don't plan for the long term and leave destruction when they go to the wall. Only need toi look at the household names in the last couple of yers who have failed. Local Gov't contracts should be set up so at lease 40% is apportioned to local business. exiled

1:03pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Bridg1 says...

I hope all the suppliers and sub-contractors realise that this company closed their doors on Friday 8th February & began trading under a different name from the same premises on Monday 11th February! This is totally wrong and should not be allowed. Many people have lost thousands of pounds by what they have done. Perhaps this should be investigated by the administrators.
I hope all the suppliers and sub-contractors realise that this company closed their doors on Friday 8th February & began trading under a different name from the same premises on Monday 11th February! This is totally wrong and should not be allowed. Many people have lost thousands of pounds by what they have done. Perhaps this should be investigated by the administrators. Bridg1

1:26pm Fri 15 Feb 13

guerilla says...

Bridg1 wrote:
I hope all the suppliers and sub-contractors realise that this company closed their doors on Friday 8th February & began trading under a different name from the same premises on Monday 11th February! This is totally wrong and should not be allowed. Many people have lost thousands of pounds by what they have done. Perhaps this should be investigated by the administrators.
This is a complete untruth, there are people in the offices working for the Administration company so the money owed to the creditors is maximised. This is normal procedure.
[quote][p][bold]Bridg1[/bold] wrote: I hope all the suppliers and sub-contractors realise that this company closed their doors on Friday 8th February & began trading under a different name from the same premises on Monday 11th February! This is totally wrong and should not be allowed. Many people have lost thousands of pounds by what they have done. Perhaps this should be investigated by the administrators.[/p][/quote]This is a complete untruth, there are people in the offices working for the Administration company so the money owed to the creditors is maximised. This is normal procedure. guerilla

4:44pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Bridg1 says...

So have they set you in another company name ?
So have they set you in another company name ? Bridg1

8:01pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Bert_Anchovy says...

Yes they bloody well have!
Yes they bloody well have! Bert_Anchovy

3:31pm Sat 16 Feb 13

RIPPEDOFFSUBCONTACTOR says...

I am a director of one of the sub-contarcting firms that are owed over £20,000 by Blakeley Tonge & Partner. This firm approached customers to inform them they would still be trading uinder a different name BEFORE going in administration. Both Directors are currently in the Canary Islands. Numeous local small business are owed tens of thousands of pounds. We are owed money from September and October 2012, yet they have the funds to set up trading with a New Company. If your going to feel sorry, save these feelings for the Sub-Contarctors who have not been paid and Blakekley Tonge's employees, not the Directors of this firm.
I am a director of one of the sub-contarcting firms that are owed over £20,000 by Blakeley Tonge & Partner. This firm approached customers to inform them they would still be trading uinder a different name BEFORE going in administration. Both Directors are currently in the Canary Islands. Numeous local small business are owed tens of thousands of pounds. We are owed money from September and October 2012, yet they have the funds to set up trading with a New Company. If your going to feel sorry, save these feelings for the Sub-Contarctors who have not been paid and Blakekley Tonge's employees, not the Directors of this firm. RIPPEDOFFSUBCONTACTOR

9:02pm Sat 16 Feb 13

JustBecause says...

Don't hate the players, hate the game, the law allows a firm to go bust, leaving all its debt unpaid, whilst buying back the business from the administrators and carrying on without the debt. the system is wrong.
Don't hate the players, hate the game, the law allows a firm to go bust, leaving all its debt unpaid, whilst buying back the business from the administrators and carrying on without the debt. the system is wrong. JustBecause

9:26pm Sun 17 Feb 13

ricksparky says...

RIPPEDOFFSUBCONTACTO
R
wrote:
I am a director of one of the sub-contarcting firms that are owed over £20,000 by Blakeley Tonge & Partner. This firm approached customers to inform them they would still be trading uinder a different name BEFORE going in administration. Both Directors are currently in the Canary Islands. Numeous local small business are owed tens of thousands of pounds. We are owed money from September and October 2012, yet they have the funds to set up trading with a New Company. If your going to feel sorry, save these feelings for the Sub-Contarctors who have not been paid and Blakekley Tonge's employees, not the Directors of this firm.
I also am a director of a small firm owed over 20k by these reprobates, going back to 2011, although btp and their creative deductions and disputed amounts owed methods of non payment state it to be 5k. In my opinion btp's agenda has always been don't pay the little man and sit and wait for him to go under, I really do pity the people that blakely tonge have intentionally stolen money from with no regard for the contractors and their families.
[quote][p][bold]RIPPEDOFFSUBCONTACTO R[/bold] wrote: I am a director of one of the sub-contarcting firms that are owed over £20,000 by Blakeley Tonge & Partner. This firm approached customers to inform them they would still be trading uinder a different name BEFORE going in administration. Both Directors are currently in the Canary Islands. Numeous local small business are owed tens of thousands of pounds. We are owed money from September and October 2012, yet they have the funds to set up trading with a New Company. If your going to feel sorry, save these feelings for the Sub-Contarctors who have not been paid and Blakekley Tonge's employees, not the Directors of this firm.[/p][/quote]I also am a director of a small firm owed over 20k by these reprobates, going back to 2011, although btp and their creative deductions and disputed amounts owed methods of non payment state it to be 5k. In my opinion btp's agenda has always been don't pay the little man and sit and wait for him to go under, I really do pity the people that blakely tonge have intentionally stolen money from with no regard for the contractors and their families. ricksparky

10:29am Mon 18 Feb 13

scooby3 says...

If any bad feeling is to be had, I would look at who is running the company and not who owns the company. Strange how the name Blakeley, Tonge and Partner has mysteriously been withdrawn over the years and replaced with BTP for only one persons gain in my eyes. Lets get the facts, who has run the company down and yet is supposedly starting up under BTP Ltd. Draw you own conclusions.
If any bad feeling is to be had, I would look at who is running the company and not who owns the company. Strange how the name Blakeley, Tonge and Partner has mysteriously been withdrawn over the years and replaced with BTP for only one persons gain in my eyes. Lets get the facts, who has run the company down and yet is supposedly starting up under BTP Ltd. Draw you own conclusions. scooby3

9:02pm Mon 18 Feb 13

JustBecause says...

ricksparky wrote:
RIPPEDOFFSUBCONTACTO

R
wrote:
I am a director of one of the sub-contarcting firms that are owed over £20,000 by Blakeley Tonge & Partner. This firm approached customers to inform them they would still be trading uinder a different name BEFORE going in administration. Both Directors are currently in the Canary Islands. Numeous local small business are owed tens of thousands of pounds. We are owed money from September and October 2012, yet they have the funds to set up trading with a New Company. If your going to feel sorry, save these feelings for the Sub-Contarctors who have not been paid and Blakekley Tonge's employees, not the Directors of this firm.
I also am a director of a small firm owed over 20k by these reprobates, going back to 2011, although btp and their creative deductions and disputed amounts owed methods of non payment state it to be 5k. In my opinion btp's agenda has always been don't pay the little man and sit and wait for him to go under, I really do pity the people that blakely tonge have intentionally stolen money from with no regard for the contractors and their families.
Why work with them then ? and the courts sort out none payment pretty fast.
[quote][p][bold]ricksparky[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RIPPEDOFFSUBCONTACTO R[/bold] wrote: I am a director of one of the sub-contarcting firms that are owed over £20,000 by Blakeley Tonge & Partner. This firm approached customers to inform them they would still be trading uinder a different name BEFORE going in administration. Both Directors are currently in the Canary Islands. Numeous local small business are owed tens of thousands of pounds. We are owed money from September and October 2012, yet they have the funds to set up trading with a New Company. If your going to feel sorry, save these feelings for the Sub-Contarctors who have not been paid and Blakekley Tonge's employees, not the Directors of this firm.[/p][/quote]I also am a director of a small firm owed over 20k by these reprobates, going back to 2011, although btp and their creative deductions and disputed amounts owed methods of non payment state it to be 5k. In my opinion btp's agenda has always been don't pay the little man and sit and wait for him to go under, I really do pity the people that blakely tonge have intentionally stolen money from with no regard for the contractors and their families.[/p][/quote]Why work with them then ? and the courts sort out none payment pretty fast. JustBecause

10:35am Wed 20 Feb 13

zoomzam says...

Everything is going under in the North! Everything in the South is prospering! Which idiots from the North voted for Cameron???
Everything is going under in the North! Everything in the South is prospering! Which idiots from the North voted for Cameron??? zoomzam

10:51pm Wed 20 Feb 13

MattyA says...

exiled wrote:
I have appointed BTP for various contracts in the past and have ALWAYS found them to be a decent and reputable business. I do wish them all the very best and we should - wherever possible - look to support smaller local businesses, rather than relying on the pot luck service of larger firms.
Are you for real!!!!
(or on the payroll / a member of the family?)
These people have duped their work force, sub-contractors and Bolton council (& therefore council tax payers)out of many hundreds of thousands of pounds.
It is legalised theft and they should be taken to task.
[quote][p][bold]exiled[/bold] wrote: I have appointed BTP for various contracts in the past and have ALWAYS found them to be a decent and reputable business. I do wish them all the very best and we should - wherever possible - look to support smaller local businesses, rather than relying on the pot luck service of larger firms.[/p][/quote]Are you for real!!!! (or on the payroll / a member of the family?) These people have duped their work force, sub-contractors and Bolton council (& therefore council tax payers)out of many hundreds of thousands of pounds. It is legalised theft and they should be taken to task. MattyA

10:56pm Wed 20 Feb 13

MattyA says...

steveG wrote:
localbuilder wrote:
You will find this company owes hundreds of thousands of pounds to local sub-contractors and suppliers who have no chance of getting anything back, while their directors retreat to the property abroad.! Hopefully they will never be allowed to tender on Bolton MBC jobs again.
Isn't that the problem?.
That no local companies are allowed to tender for larger council contracts as they go to firms appointed from central government,case in point being the refurbishment of the town hall,that particular job could have been carried out by any number of local companies.
????
Are you referring toFarnworth Town Hall?

If so it was a local firm (BTP thieves) who carried out this work....too a point where they didnt pay enough money to enable them to line their own pockets and abandon ship.
[quote][p][bold]steveG[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]localbuilder[/bold] wrote: You will find this company owes hundreds of thousands of pounds to local sub-contractors and suppliers who have no chance of getting anything back, while their directors retreat to the property abroad.! Hopefully they will never be allowed to tender on Bolton MBC jobs again.[/p][/quote]Isn't that the problem?. That no local companies are allowed to tender for larger council contracts as they go to firms appointed from central government,case in point being the refurbishment of the town hall,that particular job could have been carried out by any number of local companies.[/p][/quote]???? Are you referring toFarnworth Town Hall? If so it was a local firm (BTP thieves) who carried out this work....too a point where they didnt pay enough money to enable them to line their own pockets and abandon ship. MattyA

10:58pm Wed 20 Feb 13

MattyA says...

Jnr needs work wrote:
I worked for this company as an apprentice and then for 8 years as a joiner. All the brickies who worked at the company got paid for the work they did in the atrocious weather and why should they be paid when not working - the world has gone mad!!!! I am sure they will set up working again i would work for them straightaway as there are fewer places now for me to get work.
They must have paid them / you with my money then???

They owe me £60K - nothing less than thieves
[quote][p][bold]Jnr needs work[/bold] wrote: I worked for this company as an apprentice and then for 8 years as a joiner. All the brickies who worked at the company got paid for the work they did in the atrocious weather and why should they be paid when not working - the world has gone mad!!!! I am sure they will set up working again i would work for them straightaway as there are fewer places now for me to get work.[/p][/quote]They must have paid them / you with my money then??? They owe me £60K - nothing less than thieves MattyA

11:00pm Wed 20 Feb 13

MattyA says...

Working Woman wrote:
You will find out, in time, that this local company, providing local jobs for local people went into administration because it was owed many thousands pounds by local organisations, including Bolton Council. How can they dare to quote "The Bolton Family" and "Bolton at Home" when they have an implicit role in the loss of so many local jobs?
You are having a laugh arent you?

or are you a member of the BTP family??
[quote][p][bold]Working Woman[/bold] wrote: You will find out, in time, that this local company, providing local jobs for local people went into administration because it was owed many thousands pounds by local organisations, including Bolton Council. How can they dare to quote "The Bolton Family" and "Bolton at Home" when they have an implicit role in the loss of so many local jobs?[/p][/quote]You are having a laugh arent you? or are you a member of the BTP family?? MattyA

11:03pm Wed 20 Feb 13

MattyA says...

guerilla wrote:
Bridg1 wrote:
I hope all the suppliers and sub-contractors realise that this company closed their doors on Friday 8th February & began trading under a different name from the same premises on Monday 11th February! This is totally wrong and should not be allowed. Many people have lost thousands of pounds by what they have done. Perhaps this should be investigated by the administrators.
This is a complete untruth, there are people in the offices working for the Administration company so the money owed to the creditors is maximised. This is normal procedure.
Hasnt John Scoble started a renewable energy company in the very recent past?
If anyone is thinking of paying him for works carried out or even worse 'up front' it might be wise to think again!
[quote][p][bold]guerilla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bridg1[/bold] wrote: I hope all the suppliers and sub-contractors realise that this company closed their doors on Friday 8th February & began trading under a different name from the same premises on Monday 11th February! This is totally wrong and should not be allowed. Many people have lost thousands of pounds by what they have done. Perhaps this should be investigated by the administrators.[/p][/quote]This is a complete untruth, there are people in the offices working for the Administration company so the money owed to the creditors is maximised. This is normal procedure.[/p][/quote]Hasnt John Scoble started a renewable energy company in the very recent past? If anyone is thinking of paying him for works carried out or even worse 'up front' it might be wise to think again! MattyA

11:05pm Wed 20 Feb 13

MattyA says...

RIPPEDOFFSUBCONTACTO
R
wrote:
I am a director of one of the sub-contarcting firms that are owed over £20,000 by Blakeley Tonge & Partner. This firm approached customers to inform them they would still be trading uinder a different name BEFORE going in administration. Both Directors are currently in the Canary Islands. Numeous local small business are owed tens of thousands of pounds. We are owed money from September and October 2012, yet they have the funds to set up trading with a New Company. If your going to feel sorry, save these feelings for the Sub-Contarctors who have not been paid and Blakekley Tonge's employees, not the Directors of this firm.
They didnt approach me and they owe me £60K.....this sounds like fraud to me!
[quote][p][bold]RIPPEDOFFSUBCONTACTO R[/bold] wrote: I am a director of one of the sub-contarcting firms that are owed over £20,000 by Blakeley Tonge & Partner. This firm approached customers to inform them they would still be trading uinder a different name BEFORE going in administration. Both Directors are currently in the Canary Islands. Numeous local small business are owed tens of thousands of pounds. We are owed money from September and October 2012, yet they have the funds to set up trading with a New Company. If your going to feel sorry, save these feelings for the Sub-Contarctors who have not been paid and Blakekley Tonge's employees, not the Directors of this firm.[/p][/quote]They didnt approach me and they owe me £60K.....this sounds like fraud to me! MattyA

11:09pm Wed 20 Feb 13

MattyA says...

JustBecause wrote:
ricksparky wrote:
RIPPEDOFFSUBCONTACTO


R
wrote:
I am a director of one of the sub-contarcting firms that are owed over £20,000 by Blakeley Tonge & Partner. This firm approached customers to inform them they would still be trading uinder a different name BEFORE going in administration. Both Directors are currently in the Canary Islands. Numeous local small business are owed tens of thousands of pounds. We are owed money from September and October 2012, yet they have the funds to set up trading with a New Company. If your going to feel sorry, save these feelings for the Sub-Contarctors who have not been paid and Blakekley Tonge's employees, not the Directors of this firm.
I also am a director of a small firm owed over 20k by these reprobates, going back to 2011, although btp and their creative deductions and disputed amounts owed methods of non payment state it to be 5k. In my opinion btp's agenda has always been don't pay the little man and sit and wait for him to go under, I really do pity the people that blakely tonge have intentionally stolen money from with no regard for the contractors and their families.
Why work with them then ? and the courts sort out none payment pretty fast.
rubbish.
These type of players know full well how to manipulate and play the system.
They use smaller sub-contractors (Cannon fodder)who do not have the knowledge , understanding or the money to engage expensive lawyers to fight them through the courts.
& Bolton kept on giving them work
[quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ricksparky[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RIPPEDOFFSUBCONTACTO R[/bold] wrote: I am a director of one of the sub-contarcting firms that are owed over £20,000 by Blakeley Tonge & Partner. This firm approached customers to inform them they would still be trading uinder a different name BEFORE going in administration. Both Directors are currently in the Canary Islands. Numeous local small business are owed tens of thousands of pounds. We are owed money from September and October 2012, yet they have the funds to set up trading with a New Company. If your going to feel sorry, save these feelings for the Sub-Contarctors who have not been paid and Blakekley Tonge's employees, not the Directors of this firm.[/p][/quote]I also am a director of a small firm owed over 20k by these reprobates, going back to 2011, although btp and their creative deductions and disputed amounts owed methods of non payment state it to be 5k. In my opinion btp's agenda has always been don't pay the little man and sit and wait for him to go under, I really do pity the people that blakely tonge have intentionally stolen money from with no regard for the contractors and their families.[/p][/quote]Why work with them then ? and the courts sort out none payment pretty fast.[/p][/quote]rubbish. These type of players know full well how to manipulate and play the system. They use smaller sub-contractors (Cannon fodder)who do not have the knowledge , understanding or the money to engage expensive lawyers to fight them through the courts. & Bolton kept on giving them work MattyA

11:11pm Wed 20 Feb 13

MattyA says...

zoomzam wrote:
Everything is going under in the North! Everything in the South is prospering! Which idiots from the North voted for Cameron???
Idiot
[quote][p][bold]zoomzam[/bold] wrote: Everything is going under in the North! Everything in the South is prospering! Which idiots from the North voted for Cameron???[/p][/quote]Idiot MattyA

1:07pm Wed 13 Mar 13

chipsrdown says...

Didn't take long for gim construction to be formed.
Didn't take long for gim construction to be formed. chipsrdown

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