Monday, 28 May 2012
Brass Tacks Small World
Posted by GuyJ at 21:20
Plastered all over the nextgenus.co.uk and fibrestream.co.uk websites is a curious claim about the Nextgenus Cumbria CIC network, located in Cumbria obviously, to the effect that these assets have been bought by “a local investor”
Of course, these domains are both owned by companies not actually in administration and have been illegally hijacked by self-confessed criminal Craig James Brass, but hey when did legal niceties have any bearing in the digital wild west that is UK broadband, especially when Community Interest Company law gets in the way of a tidy asset-stripping profit for some?
The fantasy-football-esque report to creditors by joint administrators John Butler
and Fran Devine of 27th April 2012 advises that this mystery buyer is the Lonsdale Settled Estates, a company managed by John Robson of H&H Land on behalf of Hugh “Laalordy” Lowther.
Coincidentally, Robson was formerly in negotiations regarding wayleaves from the various Trusts concerned for NextGenUs Cumbria CIC, with then NextGenUs Limited director Steve Dixon, solicitor and partner at Metis Law LLP
The only problem with this seemingly simple arrangement is that NextGenUs Cumbria CIC is not and never has been in administration therefore if as they say the joint administrators have indeed sold these assets to Lonsdale Settled Estates then the former are guilty of fraudulent dealing and the latter has paid good money only to receive stolen property.
In other developments, self-confessed thief and fraudster Craig James Brass also surfaces in Buckminster, busy tweeting about his jolly japes at network building.
Buckminster water tower node installed yesterday. 2 sub-nodes to do today. BT arriving at 9 to install the fibre feed too :)
Another productive day in Buckminster. Fibre ducting in ready for blowing next week. A wireless node to install on a water tower tomorrow...
Productive Fibre / Wireless installation day in Buckminster. All subduct in bar ~600m in. Just waiting on BT installing the trunk link now..
In Buckminster near Grantham for the week installing a high speed fibre and wireless broadband network.
Amazing what you do when without a phone, etc for a few hours. Is it wrong I was enjoying reading Cheryl Cole's autobiography...?
Readers may recall the name Buckminster from earlier posts regarding the dismissal for gross misconduct of former NextGenUs Group employee and director Simon John Davison by lying to the board regarding Buckminster, causing several months direct delay to project delivery
which ultimately resulted in NextGenUs UK CIC having to exit the contract and take a total earnings loss amounting to many millions of pounds over the course of the next 99 years!
Whilst this exit by NextGenUs UK CIC did indeed provide the customer’s company Wymondham Farms Limited with this massive windfall benefit there is no suggestion of any evidence that the customer, Richard Tollemache, is involved in any way personally with Davison or Brass criminal actions, simply that the coincidence of Brass now building the same network in Buckminster might reasonably look rather “Small World” to any outside observer.
Perhaps Buckminster Broadband Limited is now somehow connected as a merely innocent party entirely unaware of what Brass has been up to?
A further reason for Simon John Davison’s dismissal was that he and Craig James Brass, by their own admission, conspired to misappropriate company stock (which may or may not have ever been delivered in whole or in part by the happy chappies Geoff Jones and Ian Bushrod at MSDist Limited) to the value of £14,000 for personal gain and in order to cause deliberate cashflow pressure on the NextGenUs businesses which both Davison and Brass were then serving directors of.
It has also come to the notice of the joint administrators and others via some sterling investigative work by the company accountant Antony Rookes that there is over £10,000 of cash missing and unaccounted for by Simon John Davison and Mark Dunn during their employment by the NextGenUs Group.
Both of these individuals are now employees of Connexin Limited, the for-profit beneficiaries of Simon John Davison’s agent and joint NextGenUs UK CIC administrator, Fran Devine.
Small World indeed and all that’s needed to complete the dream team is that champion chomper himself Lincolnshire County Councillor Eran “pieman” Bauer, who as well as holding a Category 5 UK firearms licence is also a senior figure in the Knight's Templar to which interestingly Norwegian extremist Anders Breivik also claims allegiance
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