Prestige Fine Wine Limited has been placed into provisional liquidation following an investigation by Company Investigations of the Insolvency Service.
The company holds itself out as a fine wine investment business, specialising in Bordeaux fine wines.
The role of the provisional liquidator is to protect assets in the possession or under the control of the company pending the determination of the petition. The provisional liquidator also has the power to investigate the affairs of the company, insofar as it is necessary to protect assets including any third party or trust monies or assets in the possession of or under the control of the company.
The case is now subject to High Court action and no further information will be made available until a petition to wind up the company is heard in the High Court on 16 December 2015.
Notes to editors
Prestige Fine Wine Limited was incorporated as a private company on 5 March 2010, under registration number 07180289. The registered office of the company is Airport House, Purley Way, Croydon CR0 0XZ. The recorded director of the company is Mr Ibrahim Tarkou.
The petition was presented under s124A of the Insolvency Act 1986. The Official Receiver was appointed as provisional liquidator of the company on 13 October 2015 by Her Honour Judge Waldon-Smith. 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, Innovation & Skills (BIS). Further information about live company investigations is available.
The Insolvency Service administers the insolvency regime, investigating all compulsory liquidations and individual insolvencies (bankruptcies) through the Official Receiver to establish why they became insolvent. It may also use powers under the Companies Act 1985 to conduct confidential fact-finding investigations into the activities of live limited companies in the UK. In addition, the agency authorises and regulates the insolvency profession, deals with disqualification of directors in corporate failures, assesses and pays statutory entitlement to redundancy payments when an employer cannot or will not pay employees, provides banking and investment services for bankruptcy and liquidation estate funds and advises ministers and other government departments on insolvency law and practice.
Further information about the work of the Insolvency Service, and how to complain about financial misconduct, is available.
All public enquiries concerning the affairs of the company should be made to: The Official Receiver, Public Interest Unit, 4 Abbey Orchard Street, London, SW1P 2HT. Telephone: 0207 637 1110 Email: email@example.com.
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Published: 21 October 2015
From: The Insolvency Service