Some readers might remember my recent post on the expansion of Craig Mather’s business empire which you can read here.
In the post I expressed puzzlement that Mather, the sole director of the Nottingham-based Little Big Shot Ltd which was incorporated on 15/1/2013 but which has no business description listed on Companies House, had chosen that particular name.
My surprise was based on the fact there used to be a Scottish company based in Wishaw named: Little Big Shot Ltd which was incorporated on 4/8/2009 and compulsorily struck-off and dissolved on 9/12/2011 whose sole director was Mr Albert Andrew Jukes and which promoted a soft drink.
It just seemed strange to me that Mr Mather would want to set-up a new business based on a failed company name. However Mr Jukes has bounced back as a director in the Belfast-based Big Shot (NI) Ltd and his soft drink has been re-energised with ocean water containing trace minerals sourced from 2,000 feet below the waves off the Taiwanese coast.
Indeed in my previous post I suggested Mr Mather should have a wee swallow of the miracle drink as it might help him land the Rangers CEO job and it looks as though he must have taken my advice to heart seeing he’s landed the plum position.
Perhaps now he’s the Ibrox Big Shot he might want to clear up a slight puzzle about a Rangers press release dated 20 September 2012 which stated: ‘RANGERS Football Club has confirmed Healthy Energy Drink company Little BigShot is the new sponsor of Club Mascot Broxi Bear and the Teddy Bear’s Crossbar Challenge – that will now be known as The Little BigShot Challenge’.
In September last year the company ‘Little Big Shot’ didn’t exist and the company which appears to own the drink is Big Shot (Northern Ireland) Ltd and has been from September 2010 to date. There isn’t any sign of a Rangers sponsorship deal mentioned on the energy drink’s website although it’s possible I’ve missed it.
Another little Ibrox mystery as the company Little Big Shot didn’t come into existence until 15 January this year when it was set-up by Craig Mather. I’m not any further forward figuring-out why Mr Mather decided to set-up the company and become the sole director and shareholder in it although he wasn’t, as far as I know, employed by Rangers at the time albeit a large shareholder in Rangers International FC Plc. I doubt if Craig’s Little Big Shot company was officially linked to Rangers as it would then probably have been a Scottish-registered company rather than English – possibly with Charles Green as a fellow director.
Now Craig’s the interim CEO of RIFC Plc it would be nice to tidy-up exactly which company is sponsoring Broxi Bear and who sponsored the Teddy Bear’s Crossbar Challenge. No doubt some will think it’s nit-picking but when even the sponsor for the club mascot turns into a mystery – well what can one say?
And poor old Broxi and the Teddy Bear’s Crossbar Challenge – we can’t even be sure who the Promoter of that competition is and all we know is it’s the same promoter as the £1 million Crossbar Challenge. The competition rules appear to identify the Promoter as Strathan ME Limited but that company isn’t listed on Companies House. What with Sevco 5088 Ltd it seems that Rangers are a bit lax with regard to Companies House but no doubt the new CEO will run a tighter ship.
Customer services for the competitions were handled by Call Centre Sales Scotland Ltd, Dukes Road, Troon, whose sole director Kelly Munro, 35, was appointed on 3/08/2011 with the sole shareholder listed as Iain Sutherland. Mr Sutherland is also the major shareholder in Call Centre Sales Ltd and Brian Souter is listed as second-largest shareholder. Ms Munro is also the sole director of that company from 5/07/11 also the day director George Cowan resigned.
Indeed on the same date Ms Munro replaced Mr Cowan as a director on GR8websolutions Ltd with Mr Cowan still listed as the only shareholder. Interestingly Call Centre Sales has a seemingly defunct website at www.callcentresales.co.uk which was registered by gr8websolutions ltd. Ms Munro also replaced Mr Cowan as director in GR8webmedia Ltd and GR8works Ltd with Mr Cowan still listed as holding 100% shareholding in both companies.
Ms Munro is a director in All Dolled Up (Global) Ltd as is GR8websolutions Ltd which holds 72.5% of the shareholding with GR8websolutions also a director in Yello Corporate Ltd and holding 25% of the shareholding with Ms Munro is also a Yello director.
Ms Munro also replaced Mr Cowan as a director in Broken Chains (UK) Ltd and also at Commsworld Health Sector Solutions Ltd and she further replaced Mr Cowan as a director in Vicon Feasibility Consulting Ltd where he is still listed as sole shareholder.
Posted by Ecojon