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Skip firm owner disqualified for aiding revoked operator

Skip firm owner disqualified for aiding revoked operator

17 December 2015 Email this article

A man who ran a skip operation illegally on behalf of a company whose licence had been revoked has now been banned himself.

Thomas Ryan, the director of Greenford-based Euro Skips Ltd, allowed his licence to be used by Liam Moloney Plant Hire Ltd after it had its own licence revoked in September.

Nick Denton, traffic commissioner for London and southeast England, said that Thomas Ryan was effectively a cipher who had almost no knowledge of his responsibilities as an operator – and no interest in them.

Mr Denton ruled that Euro Skips was enabling Liam Moloney Plant Hire Ltd to ‘operate from beyond the grave’.

The regulator had previously terminated the licence held by Liam Moloney Plant Hire Ltd after finding that the company had ignored the law and made promises that turned out to be ‘worthless’

Mr Ryan is disqualified until 13th December 2017, during which time he will not be able to apply for or hold an operator’s licence, including as a director.

In a separate order, carried over from the public inquiry into his own company’s licence, Liam Moloney was disqualified for three years from 13th September 2015.