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Entertainment and model agency owners banned from operating for 10 years

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The case was heard at Glasgow Employment Tribunal and follows a successful investigation by the Employment Agency Standards (EAS), which is …

The case was heard at Glasgow Employment Tribunal and follows a successful investigation by the Employment Agency Standards (EAS), which is part of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

The Tribunal heard how Glynn Davies was convicted on 18 September 2009 at Edinburgh High Court of indecent assault against a 17 year old girl and taking pornographic photographs of her. He was also convicted of offences arising out of the discovery of paedophiliac images and videos on his computers.

Mr. Davies was sentenced to a total of 2 years imprisonment for these sexual offences and was released from prison on 19 April 2010. Mr. Davies was placed on the Sex Offenders Register and Disqualified from Working with Children List for indefinite periods.

Mr. Davies had operated as an entertainment agency for approximately 20 years and traded with his wife Susan Davies as Lothian Variety.

The Tribunal made a separate prohibition order, with conditions, against Mrs. Davies, for the maximum period of 10 years. This order prevents Mr. Davies from having access to premises or contact with persons using an employment agency that Mrs. Davies might operate during the 10 year period. This order was made to protect clients and prospective clients.

EAS brought this case under the Employment Agencies Act 1973.


Notes for Editors

  1. The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) made an application to prohibit Glynn Davies and Susan Davies under Section 3A of the Employment Agencies Act 1973.
  2. Under the Act, Employment Tribunals may prohibit individuals, companies or partnerships, from carrying on, or being concerned with the carrying on, of an employment agency or an employment business for a period of up to ten years on grounds of misconduct.
  3. Employment Tribunals will consider evidence from BIS on applications made by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and can issue a total ban against a person or attach certain conditions attached to any order.
  4. Anyone with a complaint or query about an employment agency or about the law applying to agencies should contact the Employment Agency Standards inspectorate by emailing eas@bis.gsi.gov.uk or calling the Pay and Work Rights helpline on 0800 917 2368. Agency workers can find out more about the rights they are entitled to by visiting [www.direct.gov.uk/agencyworkers](http://www.direct.gov.uk/agencyworkers) or by calling the Pay and Work Rights helpline on 0800 917 2368.
  5. The Employment Agency Standards inspectorate is part of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. To find out more about the EAS, please visit http://www.berr.gov.uk/whatwedo/employment/employment-agencies/index.htmlwww.bis.gov.uk/eas
  6. Agencies that break the law can face prosecution and courts may impose unlimited fines for the most serious offences. Rogue agencies can also be banned from operating for up to ten years. A current list of prohibited people is available on the EAS website http://www.berr.gov.uk/whatwedo/employment/employment-agencies/index.htmlwww.bis.gov.uk/eas
  7. BIS’ online newsroom contains the latest press notices, speeches, as well as video and images for download. It also features an up to date list of BIS press office contacts. See http://www.bis.gov.uk/newsroomhttp for more information.

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Contact Information

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Email NDS.BIS@coi.gsi.gov.uk

Name Henry Tanner Job Title

Division Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Phone 020 7215 5947 Fax

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Email henry.tanner@bis.gsi.gov.uk