Investigation as Brighton building firm folds

The DMB Solutions office in Borough St, Brighton (Photograph: Google Maps)
The DMB Solutions office in Borough St, Brighton (Photograph: Google Maps)

A victim support group has attracted more than 200 members after a Brighton building firm ceased trading on New Year’s Day.

Residents joining the ‘DMB Solutions Victim Support’ Facebook group – which was set up a year ago – claimed they have been left out of pocket and with unfinished building works after the company went bust.

DMB Solutions announced on its website that it was being placed into voluntary liquidation. It said: “The Company has ceased to trade and the directors of the Company have instructed Begbies Traynor to assist them in complying with the formal requirements for placing the Company into creditors’ voluntary liquidation.”

The firm’s latest balance sheet at Companies House, filed on December 11, showed it owed £937,672 to its creditors.

Brighton and Hove Trading Standards said it had received complaints about the company, and added: “We can confirm that our Trading Standards officers are investigating DMB Solutions following numerous complaints. We are currently considering our options which include investigating whether fraud has been committed. We would encourage anyone wishing to make a complaint about DMB Solutions to contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506 so that details can be passed on to us.”

A Begbies Traynor spokesperson said: “Sadly DMB solutions (UK) Limited has ceased to trade. The directors of the Company have instructed Begbies Traynor to assist them in complying with the formal requirements for placing the Company into creditors’ voluntary liquidation.

“We understand in certain cases upfront payments have been made by customers, once in office the appointed liquidator will have more information to report further.”

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