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    mkclearout
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    it is official Angloinfo / smart expat has gone bust!!!, just had email from  Angloinfo.

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    WOW!! I don’t think they were getting a lot of support – Was there someone called Dooley originally involved with that site? I met his son and he wasn’t overly impressed with what went on, and that was over 10 years ago

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    Not according to Companies House, both the beta site and the webcheck site show the company Anglo Info Limited as active an hour or so ago.

    Not to be confused with Anglo Info (UK) Limited which went into creditor’s voluntary liquidation and was dissolved in 2016.

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    i have a email from email from the local manager confirming this and the name of the liquidators in liverpool.

    the company in liquidation is angloinfo limited t/a SMART EXPAT

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    Nothing official yet even in The Gazette.

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    That makes sense, the quickest possible time to go into liquidation is 8 days and it would be reasonable to count that from the Elderstreet Draper Esprit VCT plc chairman’s report dated 30/07 quoted by Koat

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    Technicalities aside it is still unfortunate as competition is always healthy.

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    It is sad when a site goes down but it is a shame when someone takes a well established site which majority are happy with and completely changes the format to something universally unpopular to the extent that it eventually brings it down. The same thing happened with Yahoo messenger which I used to use in preference to MSN or Skype. One day someone came along and completely changed the format to something that was difficult to use and universally unpopular and the whole site has now been shut down. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Sadly the world is full of people who think they know what everyone else wants. What has happened to AI shows that they are wrong and they don’t!  :wacko:

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    My brother who designs websites for telephone companies and banks always used to ask me to try his systems out .To quote him “if you find them easy to use anyone can ! “.I think that was an insult .

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    It is sad when a site goes down but it is a shame when someone takes a well established site which majority are happy with and completely changes the format to something universally unpopular to the extent that it eventually brings it down. The same thing happened with Yahoo messenger which I used to use in preference to MSN or Skype. One day someone came along and completely changed the format to something that was difficult to use and universally unpopular and the whole site has now been shut down. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Sadly the world is full of people who think they know what everyone else wants. What has happened to AI shows that they are wrong and they don’t! :wacko:

    The slightly odd thing about all this is that the “someone” who instigated the changes is the founder and chairman of the venture capital company that originally advanced the finance to carry out the changes,  and then decided to withdraw their support, and is also a director of Angloinfo.

    https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/07/30/1544068/0/en/Elderstreet-Draper-Esprit-VCT-plc-Final-Results-for-the-period-ended-31-March-2018.html

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    i think they were, too late, trying to cash in on personal data

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    Marion we had telephone and selling  systems, designed to be easy to use, where you could easily talk to the customer and work your way through the details needed to sell the product.  I helped test them and if they did the job and  were able to assist the member of staff , I think that was a good result!  Not everyone is a technical wiz kid  on computers!  💻

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    It all a bit strange, how people see the future, when we moved to France my son took over one of my companies that had been a gold mine for 20 odd years, as soon as he took it over he changed the name of the company, started taking debit & credit cards, spent fortunes on new Mercedes cars, got rid of the old staff and chose his own, never bothered about the bottom line,he assumed (wrongly) if you are busy you are making money, a few months ago the chicken came home to roost, in the guise of the HMRC, asking for eye-watering amount, now he is trying to sell his only asset his house at a discounted price, then it is back to rented accommodation for him,can’t get another mortgage because his credit rating is zero, there is a saying,there is none so blind as those who don’t want to see.

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    In March and April 2016, following the crisis caused by the disastrous “upgrade”, I exchanged emails with the the CEO of Elderstreet, warning that  their investment in the company was in serious danger of collapsing. I suggested that the website had only a matter of months left. My timescale might have been incorrect, but the principle was true. I also mentioned the dictatorial attitude by the evil censors, who were also contributing to the decline of the website.

    He replied, saying “I will share [what I said] with the CEO and chairman. Clearly there is an issue/s here on the site which need to be looked at.”

    I wonder what exchanges took place between them as a result.

    The whole purpose of my emails was to try to encourage Elderstreet to intervene to save what had been a successful forum for many years. Despite its shortcomings, I had been a regular contributor to AI over many years, and didn’t want to see it disappear.

    In their annual statement at the end of 2016, Elderstreet reported as follows “Further follow-on investments totalling £643,000 were made into AngloINFO Limited during the year. The launch of the new website has taken longer than expected but a new mobile compliant digital platform is now live and the short to medium term target is to get the company to breakeven. We continue to believe that the business has reasonable growth prospects.”

    Their optimism has proved to be unwarranted, and  my prediction has become a reality.

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    WN, The young always know whats best and refuse to listen. If it aint broke don’t fix it.

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