Recruitment director labelled ‘serious defaulter’ and refused GLAA licence

A company director labelled a “serious defaulter” has been refused a licence with the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).

A GLAA statement reveals Raymond Trew, managing director of temporary employment agency Evro Ltd, based in Burton Waters near Lincoln, was considered to not be fit and proper following a review of his application by GLAA officers.

Trew was a director at Pinnacle Advantage Ltd, which went into liquidation in June 2016. He was also a director at three companies, which owed Pinnacle substantial debts, including Notts County Football Club, and appointed a designated member at another.

Pinnacle, in turn, owed significant amounts of money to HMRC in unpaid VAT.

Trew was given the chance to respond to the GLAA advising him of concerns about his fitness and propriety, but as the authority received no response, his application for a licence was refused.

Acting as an unlicensed gangmaster is a criminal offence carrying a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine.

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