Friday, 7 December 2018 – Business
The Dartmouth Chronicle today posted an article announcing that Companies House had decided to strike off the Dartmouth & District Chamber of Trade and Business (see below). This means there is no longer an official organisation representing the business community of Dartmouth.
At a time when the Town Council has no interest in supporting the business community (see our previous article) this is a very sad development.
Dartmouth and District Chamber of Trade and Businesses Ltd has been compulsory struck off by Companies House.
An extraordinary general meeting held in July of this year was called after the Chronicle reported in May the chamber’s three directors, Dave Cawley, Roger Jordan and Stephen Freeman had all quit, leaving the limited company with no directors. The directors quit the limited company on January 25.
There was no official confirmation by the chamber of the resignations at the time – nothing on the chamber’s website or its Facebook page – and it appeared that the last time the chamber had held a members’ meeting was at Dartmouth Yacht Club on June 26, last year.
The EGM in July this year resulted in only one person volunteering to join the chamber to try to resurrect it, Paul Reach from Dartmouth Business News, who later reported Jamie Waugh, manager of the Dartmouth Golf Club and one other local business owner had volunteered to join the chamber Board
In July, it was decided if no more volunteers stepped forward then the Chamber would be allowed to close.
The last accounts made by the limited company were filed on July 31, 2017 which showed it had £648 reserves. This was signed off by former director, Mr Cawley. As of today we have no knowledge where these funds have been disposed of.