Saturday, November 19, 2022

Where there's brass, there's muck

Company director Adrian Burford accused of stealing £12.5 million from his own company

 

Adrian Burford was a man who liked the good life. He lived in a £9.3 million mansion in the Cotswolds, spent £1.1 million buying shares in the Sushinho restaurant on London’s Kings Road and £26,000 on wines. It now transpires that all of this was paid for with someone else’s money.

 

Burford, who worked as chief executive of an equity investment company named Fern Advisors from an office in Mayfair, stole more than £12.5 million from the company and now a judge at the High Court has frozen his assets and granted an injunction against him.

blank
blank

 

Disgraced company director Adrian Burford
Disgraced company director Adrian Burford

Burford and his wife spent £9.3 million on Broadwell Manor, Broadwell, Lechlade, Gloucestershire, GL7 3QS
Burford spent £9.3 million on Broadwell Manor, Broadwell, Lechlade, Gloucestershire, GL7 3QS
blank
blank

Broadwell Manor boasts an impressive staircase hall
Broadwell Manor boasts an impressive staircase hall

The house also features contemporarily styled reception rooms
The house also features contemporarily styled reception rooms

Burford and his wife also invested in buying shares in Sushinho, 312-314 King’s Road, London, SW3 5UH
Burford also invested in buying shares in Sushinho, 312-314 Kings Road,
London, SW3 5UH

 

The most notable purchase Burford made was an 18,903 square foot Grade II listed Georgian mansion named Broadwell Manor at Broadwell in Gloucestershire. Last marketed at a price of £8 million in 2012, Mr Burford is said to have spent £9.3 million buying it.

 

The court was also told that since Fern Advisors launched proceedings against him, Burford has been nothing other than evasive. As of date, the only assets he has transferred have been two hire purchase leased cars, an Aston Martin Rapide and a Land Rover Discovery 4. The house, no doubt, will be next.

 

Adrian Burford, who once stated: “I make no apology for being quite expensive to run”, is a prime example of all that is ill with the new rich and their greedy ways. He deserves to be made an example of.

 
 
Subscribe to our free once daily email newsletter here.

blank
blank
The Steeple Times
The Steeple Times
We research and background check our articles. If you believe we have made and error in some detail please get in touch, we seek always to write the truth and stand against a press owned by a self selected few. Please help us, we will accept all your likes, subscriptions and anonymous suport. The Editor and his team at the Steeple Times.

7 COMMENTS

  1. Not only did they trash the lives of investors, but they trashed the interior of the Cotswold house.
    Why do such oafish people want such beautiful houses and then tear the guts out of them.
    Candy and Candy do exactly the samer thing with the period London houses they ‘develop’.
    I never see this in Paris where somehow the period interiors are just gentlly enhanced

  2. Pete – surly if the house is unlisted they can do with it as they wish. Candy & Candy cater for a market and do very well from it. It might not be to your taste but at least they are renovating these houses; many of which would remain unoccupied and rotting without cash being invested. I agree that any work should be considerate, but you need to be careful making sweeping statements – many of the Candy & Candy developments, I personally things are fantastic, such as Hyde Park One.

  3. One Hyde Park is the most vulgar of protuberances ….not just in the context of the Park, but equally deleteriously, to Sloane Street. God knows what it will look like in years to come…worse than the Barracks-I ahve no doubt.
    And to correct you: the majority of Belgravia houses the Candys have radicalised ARE listed or ARE in Conservation Areas. However, the classical interiors remain unprotected from their parvenu and vulgar taste.
    Still, I suppose they know their market and to pervert the old saying, “you will never go bust under-estimating the sheer bad taste of new rich Russians and their former colonial neighbours”
    And to end…I have absolutely no need to be careful in making well judged and sweeping statements!

  4. How did he steal such amounts undetected for so long?? So much for FSA and other regulations.. London seems to becoming crooks haven .

  5. People like Burford get away with it normally because they don’t fall prey to checks and balances. Thank goodness that this time someone checked into what this man was upto. As for the house….. My God….. Burford and whoever he employed has ruined it. They should be punished for being tasteless.

  6. These kind of people lack moral compass. They care not for whom they cause trouble. Does he have a family? They must be very upset with him right now.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

£1 per week Supports The Steeple Times

Help journalism to remain honest & independent. You can make a difference to the world today.

3,089FansLike
2,068FollowersFollow
14,445FollowersFollow

Subscribe For DAILY NEWS

Please subscribe, like and share this unique site, it helps us tremendously. The Steeple Times in return will send you an email at noon each and everyday, that we sincerely hope you will enjoy & look forward to seeing in your inbox.

AD
Advertisement

Trending Now

Word of the Week 2022 – ‘Quafftide’ – A Drinker’s Delight

A 16th century word – ‘quafftide’ – announcing that “it’s time for a drink” is something that should be added to the vocabulary of every single household in the land.

Glued To Grimsby – News Tends To Stick In This Grim Fishing Port

As the story of a man who glued himself to a desk in a NatWest in Grimsby is declared “breaking news,” we delve into some other odd things that have gone on in this decidedly grim fishing port; they include it being the birthplace of the ‘Neighbours’ actress who played the bumptious busybody Mrs Mangel and home to the scissor stabber who used to be dresser to Sarah, Duchess of York.

Excuses Not Apologies – “Sorry” Is Clearly Not A Word Either Ferne McCann Or Phillip Schofield Actually Want To Say

The latest pathetic excuses not apologies offered by ITV presenters Ferne McCann and Phillip Schofield prove this pointless pair of pillocks to be utter plonkers and total disgraces.

Could Convicted Killer Luke Mitchell Actually Be Innocent?

As a 25,000 strong petition is set to be delivered to the Scottish Parliament, we join those asking: “Could convicted killer Luke Mitchell be innocent of the murder of his girlfriend Jodi Jones?”

Most Popular Artcles

Who REALLY is Omid Scobie?

An examination of the true character traits of the Duchess of Sussex’s PR peddling biased ‘bestie’ Omid Scobie by Nikolay Kalinin.

Justice for James Scurlock

Power of social media proven after senseless killing of James Scurlock in Omaha, Nebraska allegedly by a controversial bar owner named Jake Gardner who has been photographed with Donald Trump.

Moron of the Moment – Prince Harry

With his marriage to the woman formerly known as Meghan Markle, Prince Harry has morphed into an utter bore   Prince Harry used to be a...

Scobie Orf!

‘MeGain’s’ bestie Omid Scobie deservedly gets slammed by ‘Yankee Wally’ Sadie Quinlan for getting her shut down on Twitter; this childish chap should now just ‘belt up, wrap up and shut up.’