Argus director can stay in post
A Scottish appeal court has ruled that the director of a Scottish nursing home group can continue as a company director. Keith Douglas, a director of Argus Care, Argus Care (Kirkton) and Argus Care (Glenesk), which operate nursing homes in the north east of Scotland, had been banned from being a company director for five years when he appeared before Aberdeen Sherrif’s Court in a case brought by the Insolvency Service. The ban followed the failure of an environmental service company, Aberlan Environmental services, which wound up in 1995 owing almost Â£240,000. But Mr Douglas had the ban lifted on his nursing home directorship on appeal to the Court of Session. He successfully argued that the failure of Aberlan Environmental Services was not connected to his nursing home directorship. However, the court imposed restrictions on Mr Douglas signing cheques or entering financial agreements alone for the homes in Aberdeen, Banchory and Turiff.