Ram­bler row ty­coon told to­keep­out board­rooms

The Sunday Post (Inverness) - - NEWS -

Ty­coon Euan Snowie has been banned from hold­ing of­fice as a di­rec­tor of any lim­ited com­pany for nine years.

A court heard he had know­ingly shifted thou­sands of pounds worth of as­sets from a fail­ing lorry busi­ness he ran – to the dis­ad­van­tage of the firm’s cred­i­tors – and was still re­fus­ing to hand them over.

Mr Snowie’s truck rental and ser­vic­ing busi­ness, Ochil Ser­vices Ltd, went into liq­ui­da­tion in March 2016.

Stir­ling Sher­iff Court heard that only days af­ter it was in ad­min­is­tra­tion, Mr Snowie trans­ferred all its re­main­ing as­sets – ve­hi­cles and ma­chin­ery worth more than £161,000 – to his agri­cul­tural con­tract­ing busi­ness.

Solic­i­tor Fiona Tosh, act­ing for the Sec­re­tary of State for Busi­ness, said Mr Snowie, 50, had shown he was “not a fit and proper per­son” to hold any of­fice in any lim­ited com­pany. Last month The Sun­day Post re­vealed how Snowie, who once tried to lock ram­blers out of his 70-acre Bo­quhan es­tate, near Stir­ling, is now bat­tling to avoid an evic­tion of his own.

Mr Snowie, whose fam­ily made a for­tune dur­ing the foot and mouth cri­sis, was not in court.

But Sher­iff David Mackie granted the dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion de­cree in his ab­sence.

Euan Snowie

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