Remember the requirement for the Rangers website to disclose that the company was being run by the administrators?
Have a look at Rangers.co.uk website – I have posted a screenshot from the front page below
Nothing apparent there – let’s scroll down the page a bit…
OK – scroll down to the very bottom of the page…how about that?
You will need to click on the above image to make it full size.
Final clue – you will see some very small type, in black on a dark blue background in the bottom left corner of the page…
Highlight it (if you are actually on the website as opposed to my JPEG) and the magic words appear!
(In Administration) (“the Company”)
The affairs, business and property of the Company are being managed by the Joint Administrators, Paul Clark and David Whitehouse, who act as agents of the Company and without personal liability. They are both licensed by the Insolvency Practitioners Association.
It’s good to see the operators of the website fulfilling the letter, if not perhaps the spirit, of the “publicity” requirements of administration!
I suspect that there must be some secret competition amongst administrators to see who can comply with the rule, but in the most subtle fashion.
It reminds me of a section from the Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, regarding planning notices being on public display. Mr Prosser, from the Council, has just told Arthur Dent that the plans re demolition of his house have been on display for nine months.
Yes! I went round to find them yesterday afternoon. You’d hadn’t exactly gone out of your way to draw much attention to them have you? I mean, like actually telling anybody or anything.
The plans were on display.
Ah! And how many members of the public are in the habit of casually dropping around the local planning office of an evening?
Er – ah!
It’s not exactly a noted social venue is it? And even if you had popped in on the off chance that some raving bureaucrat wanted to knock your house down, the plans weren’t immediately obvious to the eye were they?
That depends where you were looking.
I eventually had to go down to the cellar!
That’s the display department.
With a torch!
The lights, had… probably gone.
So had the stairs!
Well you found the notice didn’t you?
Yes. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet, stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying “Beware of the Leopard”. Ever thought of going into advertising?
Have we found the administrators’ publicity equivalent, though without the leopard of course!