Phillip Pass who set up a business which traded as Young Forever Limited to sell vitamins and healthcare supplements has been disqualified as a director of any business for nine years. Young Forever Limited was wound up in February 2019. It had operated through cold calling vulnerable and/or elderly consumers making spurious claims to have links with Government or the NHS to sell products at mark-ups of up to 1000 per cent and had also failed to keep accounting records. The call centre(s) used were located in India.
The Official Receiver had investigated the conduct of Mr Pass as a director of Forever Young Ltd., finding that he had acted with a lack of commercial probity and that his business had used improper sales techniques.
Rob Clarke, chief investigator at the Insolvency Service said: “Phillip Pass claimed he did not have a day-to-day role but this was not a suitable defence as company directors are ultimately responsible for ensuring their business is operated with commercial honesty and decency. Nine years is a substantial disqualification and this ban means that Phillip Pass has now been removed from being in control of any other business for a lengthy period.”