Roxburghe have gone into administration on 16 September 2014. According to one of their staff, almost everyone was made redundant with no pay, leaving only a skeleton crew.
Roxburghe act as debt collectors for the parking industry. In the most usual way of operating, a parking company will appoint a debt collector to chase a parking charge. The debt collector then sends scary letters, adding their own fee on top on the parking charge. If the motorist pays up, then they keep this fee and pass the rest of the money back to the parking company.
As debt collectors, unlike bailiffs, have no legal powers, many people ignore them.
Roxburghe have previously had troubles, being banned from DVLA access for three months. In February, the OFT revoked their consumer credit licence, branding them 'unfit'. Roxburghe appealed this decision, which is still being reconsidered.
Alastair Turnbull, a solicitor who acted for Roxburghe and other firms has also been stripped of the consumer credit licence.
Gary Osner, the director of Roxburghe appears to already have a phoenix company ready, ZZPS.
Gary Osner was made a director of the British Parking Association Ltd in July 2014. It is not known how the BPA Ltd will react to the news that as well as his company previously being unfit and barred from DVLA access, he can now add insolvency to the impressive list of credentials. Possibly they will make him joint CEO with Patrick Troy.
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