A new Rowe?
Paula Rowe, a member of the Rowe family of PSS infamy, has formed a new lifting services company called Brandon Lifting services. The new company registered on the 12th of January appears to share some resources with PSS (LT), such as telephone number and at least one member of staff.
The new business has no relationship, at least as far as we can ascertain, with Brandon Hire PLC, the tool, access and lifting gear rental company owned by Wolseley.
It looks as though either Paula Rowe has decided to go her own way or the clan has finally exhausted the PSS name which has survived though a number of corporate re-incarnations, the current one being P.S.S (LT) Ltd and the most recently registered being Proffessional Specialist Services Ltd, which has yet to be utilised.
We were inundated yesterday with calls and emails on the subject of the Rowes and Brandon Lifting services. In the meantime it seems that at least some of the creditors of P.S.S (LT) Ltd have now been told that they will be paid as long as they are patient and do not attempt to seek any legal action to recover their outstanding debts.
Is this a genuine effort by the Rowes to pay their suppliers during a difficult trading period or a cynical attempt to buy time while they reorganise or shift operations to a new company? One hopes and would like to believe that it is the former.