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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 6:27 pm    Post subject: bad press Reply with quote

I have just put a post on their Instagram.

keep up the bad press until he pays or gives some sort of answer.
You cant run a business and rob, someone of 50k. it's not on.




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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 6:36 pm    Post subject: Re: bad press Reply with quote

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I have just put a post on their Instagram.

keep up the bad press until he pays or gives some sort of answer.
You cant run a business and rob, someone of 50k. it's not on.




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good that you added the screen shots, so when they delete your comments you will know Judge
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What was the reaction of all the visitors?
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If there is anyone who has an SOR car with them at present and has seen all this how will they react?

Could be a queue of risk averse clients looking to get their cars back ASAP.
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...what a legend !

Admire your style, really do...an incisive and dignified out.

What a completely morally bankrupt scumbag...I would be going after his Mrs...this might be his Achilles heel...

Genuinely wish you a positive outcome...this is everyone's worst nightmare and I simply cannot believe this isn't a criminal matter?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 9:09 pm    Post subject: Re: bad press Reply with quote

tgdesign wrote:
I have just put a post on their Instagram.

keep up the bad press until he pays or gives some sort of answer.
You cant run a business and rob, someone of 50k. it's not on.




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As expected Gmund have deleted these comments
So anyone reading their Instagram page would be none the wiser
For those on twitter, former 50% Shareholder (till Dec 2018 but during the time the car was taken in) Samantha Mearns is @SammyMearns



“Andrew and Sammy Mearns, having a good read are we”
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 10:58 pm    Post subject: Re: bad press Reply with quote

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tgdesign wrote:
I have just put a post on their Instagram.

keep up the bad press until he pays or gives some sort of answer.
You cant run a business and rob, someone of 50k. it's not on.




Cop Cop Cop


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As expected Gmund have deleted these comments
So anyone reading their Instagram page would be none the wiser
For those on twitter, former 50% Shareholder (till Dec 2018 but during the time the car was taken in) Samantha Mearns is @SammyMearns



“Andrew and Sammy Mearns, having a good read are we”


That looks like a old medieval prison on her Twitter 😁
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If there is anyone who has an SOR car with them at present and has seen all this how will they react?

Could be a queue of risk averse clients looking to get their cars back ASAP.


If it was my car.....


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I thought you all said I should hand out a “flyer” ??

Wanted the Red Arrows but they were busy !

Don’t mind admitting, I was a little apprehensive turning up single handed but met some brilliant people who took me at face value and DPC7 (the last guy to experience the Gmund approach to SOR) turned up to lend moral support (as did a good friend who lives locally).

Mearns didn’t come out to confront me which spoke volumes to the people there. On the advice of my lawyer, I didn’t go into his showroom for fear of being accused of threatening or assaulting him.

My original post wrongly described Mrs Mearns as being a Director at the time the vehicle was given to Gmund (August 2018). This was factually incorrect, she was just the Company Secretary who owned 50% of the business and was a “person with significant control” (PSC). She resigned as Company Secretary and ceased to be a shareholder in December 2018. My bad, original post updated.

This negative publicity and a few other things still in play may push him over the edge and he’ll just end up shutting up shop but let’s see how the next week or two plays out.

More to follow, watch this (air)space & thanks for your continued support.
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was at an event today in Poole and was chatting to a guy I know who is not a Porsche owner and he was already aware of this story! Sounds like word is spreading far and wide!

Hope you get your money back soon
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed pal of mine visited a high end dealer in Buckingham oin Friday to view a car. Dealer principle was aware so trade up to speed with his antics
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really hoping on a positive outcome for you, I read the story a few weeks back on here and saw what happened yesterday via the Porsche Owners UK Facebook group.
Thought I’d just show you how the word is spreading as this was something that just popped up on my Facebook 🙏🏼
 



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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

worship

The scum bag and his Mrs have finally met their match.

You would think the police would be all over this fraud but Tumble Weed ........ Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

God that’s an old picture of Mrs means on Twitter Floor

This is a more “up to date” picture in her capacity as a Governor of the local NHS trust Rolling Eyes

https://www.hdft.nhs.uk/about/council-of-governors/meet-our-governors/cllr-samantha-mearns/

And another up to date pic on the council website...

https://democracy.harrogate.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=140

a none practicing solicitor eh, I wonder how much she new about her husbands frauds whilst she was a person of significant control of Grund cars and its company secretary. I wonder how much tax she paid on the sale of her shares Floor I wonder if she had any of the director loans, soooo many questions to answer Judge

Ps her council has a “whistle blowing” online submission

https://www.harrogate.gov.uk/info/20013/your_council/859/whistleblowing_policy

Personally I think having someone so closely associated which such blatant fraud and theft of significant funds should not be in public office looking after public funds. What would she turn a blind eye to (at best) whilst in public office when she is presumably living off the funds (via her husband) owed to other people Surprised

And then the icing on the cake Grin we have her as the chair of https://renaissanceknaresborough.co.uk/

Which states “Renaissance Knaresborough's aim is to invite engagement from the community to promote Knaresborough.
RK’s role is to support activities which promote the town’s leisure and tourism and ‘make a great town even better’. Floor

Yep your family really is putting the town on the map, maybe even the national news, well done GoodJob
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Time to get plod involved as they will have more in their kit bag.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pagoda1966 wrote:
Well I thought you all said I should hand out a “flyer” ??

Wanted the Red Arrows but they were busy !

Don’t mind admitting, I was a little apprehensive turning up single handed but met some brilliant people who took me at face value and DPC7 (the last guy to experience the Gmund approach to SOR) turned up to lend moral support (as did a good friend who lives locally).

Mearns didn’t come out to confront me which spoke volumes to the people there. On the advice of my lawyer, I didn’t go into his showroom for fear of being accused of threatening or assaulting him.

My original post wrongly described Mrs Mearns as being a Director at the time the vehicle was given to Gmund (August 2018). This was factually incorrect, she was just the Company Secretary who owned 50% of the business and was a “person with significant control” (PSC). She resigned as Company Secretary and ceased to be a shareholder in December 2018. My bad, original post updated.

This negative publicity and a few other things still in play may push him over the edge and he’ll just end up shutting up shop but let’s see how the next week or two plays out.

More to follow, watch this (air)space & thanks for your continued support.


i was just driving out of the gmund site entrance in a black 996 when i spotted your car driving in with the writing emblazened all over the side of your car...i was sorry to miss all the fun but unfortunately needed to get back to harrogate to pick up my daughter. Mearns was there on site earlier on as i saw him sculking around near his bodyshop area at the back of the site. i didnt speak to him but me and my mate took great pleasure in eating as many danish pastries that he had on offer in his showroom as we could. i actually spotted the plane later on when i was walking my dog in harrogate...how i laughed when i read the banner...an excellent effort and i hope it helps in shaming him into coughing up what is rightfully yours.
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.harrogate.gov.uk/info/20013/your_council/859/whistleblowing_policy

It’s really easy to use apparently, I’ve been told you don’t need a login and I think we have a public obligation to let them know how a local cllr household income is being generated by at least making them aware of this public issue and then they can make there own enquirers etc...... Judge
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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God that’s an old picture of Mrs means on Twitter Floor

This is a more “up to date” picture in her capacity as a Governor of the local NHS trust Rolling Eyes

https://www.hdft.nhs.uk/about/council-of-governors/meet-our-governors/cllr-samantha-mearns/

And another up to date pic on the council website...

https://democracy.harrogate.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=140

a none practicing solicitor eh, I wonder how much she new about her husbands frauds whilst she was a person of significant control of Grund cars and its company secretary. I wonder how much tax she paid on the sale of her shares Floor I wonder if she had any of the director loans, soooo many questions to answer Judge

Ps her council has a “whistle blowing” online submission

https://www.harrogate.gov.uk/info/20013/your_council/859/whistleblowing_policy

Personally I think having someone so closely associated which such blatant fraud and theft of significant funds should not be in public office looking after public funds. What would she turn a blind eye to (at best) whilst in public office when she is presumably living off the funds (via her husband) owed to other people Surprised

And then the icing on the cake Grin we have her as the chair of https://renaissanceknaresborough.co.uk/

Which states “Renaissance Knaresborough's aim is to invite engagement from the community to promote Knaresborough.
RK’s role is to support activities which promote the town’s leisure and tourism and ‘make a great town even better’. Floor

Yep your family really is putting the town on the map, maybe even the national news, well done GoodJob


She looks well Thumb coincidentally my grandmother used to hear that about fat people.
Her mobile phone number is on there, the entire 911uk membership could give her a call to wish her and her husband well Dont know
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So is there home address Rolling Eyes

Last sold in 2000 so they have been in it for a while. I wonder where they get the money to pay the mortgage from Question

https://www.zoopla.co.uk/property/appletrees/main-street/scotton/knaresborough/hg5-9hy/10468355

And she a director of a Pension trust Surprised

https://democracy.harrogate.gov.uk/mgDeclarationSubmission.aspx?UID=495&HID=883&FID=0&HPID=0

Director of RHM Pension Trust Limited, appointed at start of 2019

Dormant but looks to be some sort of historic Premier Foods pension scheme

I wonder if they are aware of her links to a fraudulent car company Question

For a none practicing solicitor she is building up quite a governance roles for herself, no wonder she cut ties with her dodgy husband last year, stinks of knowing exactly what he was / is up to to me Judge
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