Craig Whyte faces legal move to disqualify him from being a company director

Former Rangers supremo Craig Whyte is facing a legal move to disqualify him from being a company director.

Loading Comments
Share
Print
Craig Whyte
Craig Whyte

The Scottish businessman has held an interest in a number of ventures including the Glasgow football club.

The venture capitalist took over the Ibrox club in 2011 when he bought the controlling interest in Rangers from majority shareholder Sir David Murray for pounds one.

But the club was plunged into administration the following year following moves at the Court of Session in Edinburgh and later went into liquidation before a consortium led by Charles Green was able to buy out the business.

Whyte (43) is now facing an action at the same court by a Government department over his fitness to be a company director.

The move under Company Directors Disqualification legislation could result in him being banned from holding directorships in firms for no less than two years and no more than 15 years if it is successful. Whyte is understood to have lodged legal answers to contest the move.

The action has been brought by the Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills.

An initial hearing in the case is expected to take place next week before one of the court's commercial judges, Lord Tyre.

Business

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

163485

Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
A weekly round up of social highlights

A weekly round up of social highlights

Cat's Eyes on Glasgow

Here are my highlights from my visit to the Edinbrugh Fringe.

Times Out

Entertainment

Lifestyle

TV Advert
Gail’s Gab

Gail’s Gab

Gail Sheridan is a mother-of-one and wife to Tommy and she likes to get political with the hot topic of the week in her column Gail’s Gab.

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Sussed in the City

I had an ice scream on the bucket challenge.

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.