It seems yet another company may have bitten the dust. The Social Media profiles for Alimento Dining have vanished and the website appears to be gone too. Companies House is showing that an Application for Striking-Off has been filed.
A new review has been added to the Suppliers/Tradesmen page from Heath Interiors in Hereford – another company who carried out work for Mr Maud but were never paid.
As you can see, Mr Maud posted this on Twitter on 2nd June. Coincidentally the same day as we received an email from him accusing us of “criminal harassment [sic]” so we will take a leap and suggest that perhaps the tweet is about this website.
This is so hypocritical it’s almost funny.
Firstly, “sole aim” is stretching it a bit. A blog post every now and again is hardly a life-consuming vendetta. People email us with information so it’s not even like it’s that hard to find things to post.
Secondly, the aim is not to “damage” a business but to leave FACTUAL information about a business to allow people to make their own mind – just like the hundreds of review sites. We have received a lot of emails which have started with “I wish I’d seen this website before I…..”
Finally. Pot and Kettle springs to mind. The ONLY reason there is any content to put on this website is because of actual things that have happened. Nothing is made up or exaggerated (a lot of stuff can be verified online) and the reviews are totally genuine. Therefore anything that could potentially damage his businesses is of Mr Maud’s own creation. Unlike the many many businesses which have really have been damaged by Mr Maud’s appalling lack of morals, people who through no fault of their own have been left out of pocket and been unable to fight back because Mr Maud is well versed in what he can get away with.
Mr Maud posting a comment like that, presumably to provoke sympathy, is not only incredibly hypocritical, but also deeply insulting to those who have been affected by his actions.
Caterbrain, Mr Maud’s Food Safety Consultancy business, is apparently in huge demand all over the country. For the last few months he has been posting on Twitter about his jaunts up and down England visiting clients as the Tweets on the right show. He appears to be very busy however according to records which can be seen through the Companies House WebCHeck service, the company has filed dormant accounts, thereby claiming that company is not trading. More than a little odd.
So either Mr Maud is not actually carrying out the consultancy work he is claiming and the Tweets are for show. Or he is not putting this work through the Caterbrain accounts.
**It appears that there is in fact another business. Mr Maud has apparently been operating as a sole trader since 2005 and the registering of Caterbrain as a Ltd company in 2014 is just to protect the name. So that clears that up.**
It appears that the Apricot Catering website is no more. Attempting to visit the url http://www.apricotcatering.co.uk, which recently has been a site for Food by Apricot, now results in an automatic redirect to the Alimento Dining website www.alimento.co.uk. Odd when Mr Maud maintains there is no connection between the companies……
The Apricot Catering website has been renamed as Food by Apricot. This is not a company that has been registered at Companies House therefore is not a Limited company. Mr Maud has already registered the foodbyapricot.co.uk domain but is not using it for reasons unknown.
Food by Apricot is described on the website as a Wedding Caterer which is odd as Alimento Dining (the new company that was formed on 10th January 2014 as a result of changing the name of the company that used to be Food4Kids) also claims to be a wedding caterer. Given that both companies are run by Mr Maud from the same premises with the same staff, it begs the question what could be the purpose/benefit of having two companies carrying out the same business? Answers on a postcard…..