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Posted by poleman (PoleMan), 15 February 2004
Hi iam andy from the window cleaning forum bit.
well iam hoping that some could help me out  

begining of the year i Employed chap by the name of Simon Paul Grey, Well two weeks ago i sacked him! he had 4 days of in 3 weeks, well the reason iam writing this post/topic is that he took a ceq from the back of my ceq book (£3452-00) and cashed it  well he has done a runner with my money, well he has a dad (they dont get on) that is a carpet cleaner in dorset would any one know his dad or does any one know him, (He is from Milton Keynes).as you can imagine all information is in the strictest confidence.

iam sure you would agree with me that this person needs to be court so that he can not do it to any one else in the cleaning Industry.



fed member
Posted by poleman (PoleMan), 16 February 2004
"Just up dating the above hope you can help"

yes i told the police and today got a copy of the ceq from the bank, he made the ceq payable to him self and payed it though his own back account which is not to clever, police did pay him a visit  but as you can imagine gone with no forwarding address, good news is that the bank have put there hands up (HSBC) and said sorry the ceq should never gone thought as it did not have my signature and they will pay the full amount back to me, the sad thing about this is that, i know the bloke had recently been down on his luck but if any one else applies for a job that is in the same situation but is totally honest they wont be geting any help from me.  

so if any one comes across a bloke by the name of SIMON PAUL GREY date of birth 21/09/71 "Let Me Know"
Posted by Northerclean (Alex), 16 February 2004
Really sorry to hear this guy ripped you off but as long as you got your money back Smiley

People like Simon really get my back - There's always someone looking for a free ride Angry

Posted by Anj (Anj), 1 March 2004

Glad to hear you got your money back with HSBC profits this year its the least they can do
Posted by rbsolutions (rbsolutions), 5 March 2004
Hi, I am a new member but I live in Milton Keynes and would like to help. It's bad enough struggling with a business and all the overheads without being robbed too! Send details of the guy, his name and age and description. Also his dad's name if possible and I will email everyone I know (and that's a lot in MK !). Email ...   Hope I can help. Jane WHILE iI AM REPLYING TO YOU CAN I ASK YOU IF YOU KNOW WHERE I CAN FIND THE BEST INSURANCE QUOTE FOR DOMESTIC/PUB/BUILD CLEAN ETC?
Posted by nick.solution (nick.solution), 5 March 2004
Hi Sutton Specialist Risks are your best bet.

Best regards Nick
Posted by Fox (Fox), 5 March 2004

Just to let you know that Sutton Specialist Risks will not deal with the individual, they are a wholesale broker and will only deal with insurance brokers.

If you have an A Plan insurance company near you they deal with Sutton and will be able to get you a quotation.

Posted by WavieDavie (WavieDavie), 5 March 2004
To add to Fox's comments . . .

I was told about Sutton's when I was chasing EL + PL renewals earlier this year. They recommended some brokers near me. Tell them the size of your business and they'll put you in touch with the correct type of local broker - some don't go below a certain policy value.

All the best - Davie

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