Two companies placed in provisional liquidation

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Halifax Mannin Ltd and Hey Design Services Ltd have been placed in provisional liquidation following a hearing at the High Court on 18 December 2018.

This followed applications issued by the Insolvency Service on behalf of the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Halifax Mannin’s registered office is in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales, and Hey Design Services’ registered office is in Birmingham.

The Official Receiver has been appointed as the provisional liquidator and has responsibilities to protect the companies’ assets pending the outcome of a petition to wind up the companies in the public interest.

As provisional liquidator the Official Receiver will:

  • take control of the companies from those currently responsible
  • take steps to protect the companies’ assets
  • provide a point of contact for those who have had dealings with the companies

The provisional liquidator also has the power to investigate the affairs of the companies to protect assets including any third party, or trust monies, or assets in the possession of, or under the control of the companies.

The cases are now subject to High Court action and no further information will be made available until the petitions are heard on 1 March 2019.

All public enquiries concerning the affairs of the companies should be made to: The Official Receiver, Public Interest Unit, 2 Floor, 3 Piccadilly Place, London Road, Manchester, M1 3BN.

Notes to editors

Halifax Mannin Ltd – company registration number 10894972 – was incorporated on 2 August 2017. The company’s registered office is at The Old Police House, Trawsfynydd, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 4RW.

Hey Design Services Ltd – company registration number 09851082 – was incorporated on 2 November 2015. The company’s registered office is at 22 Ellerton Road, Birmingham B44 0QD.

The petitions were presented under s124A of the Insolvency Act 1986. The Official Receiver was appointed as provisional liquidator of the companies on 18 December 2018 by HHJ Halliwell, a Judge of the High Court.

Company Investigations, part of the Insolvency Service, uses powers under the Companies Act 1985 to conduct confidential fact-finding investigations into the activities of live limited companies in the UK on behalf of the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Further information about live company investigations is available here.

Further information about the work of the Insolvency Service, and how to complain about financial misconduct, is available here.

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