Hartlepool United chairman addresses liquidation of company linked to owners

Hartlepool United chairman Gary Coxall has used social media to try to reassure fans after a business linked to the club's owners went into liquidation.

Monday, 13th February 2017, 10:59 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th February 2017, 11:39 am
Hartlepool United Chairman Gary Coxall. Picture by FRANK REID

JPNG Recruitment appointed a voluntary liquidator on February 1.

Mr Coxall said on Twitter that Pools is owned by JPNG Limited and that the liquidation will not affect the club.

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He added JPNG Recruitment was a standalone company that was wound up as a result of a company restructure.

Responding to fans’ fears Mr Coxall tweeted: “Confirming this only. JPNG Rec is a complete standalone company, restructure made it defunct. Nothing detrimental to HU at all.”

Until being liquidated, JPNG Recruitment had the same registered office address as JPNG Ltd.

JPNG Recruitment’s sole director Samantha Ann Mullaly resigned as a director of JPNG Ltd last June according to the website of Companies House.

Pools fans expressed their concerns to Mr Coxall on Twitter after the club also avoided three winding up petitions in the High Court in the last year.

Stephanie Ryan (@Stephryan09) said: “in hindsight could this have been disclosed before now, could have stopped all the scaremongering”.

And @Reggae_Richie said: “The good people of Hartlepool & beyond who support Pools DESERVE transparency & honesty Mr Chairman - Passions are running high.”

JPNG took over from Pools’ previous owners IOR in June 2015.