Scaffold Firm Boss Guilty


A COMPANY director admitted four offenses in relation to his scaffolding company that has been wound up.

Alan Emery, 51, pleaded guilty to two allegations of fraudulently withdrawing vehicles in anticipation of the winding up of A&A Scaffolding and one each of using a prohibited company name and one of making material omissions in a statement.

Emery, of Vermont Road, Southampton, will be sentenced at the city crown court on February 11.

Keely Harvey, defending, said Emery had essentially buried his head in the sand and ignored phone calls and messages from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.