9/30/2009 11:35:00 AM
Brightpoint files petition against dealer website
International distributor Brightpoint has started legal proceedings against online mobile phone deal website Mobilephonesupermarket.com.
The distributor, which specialises in supplying wireless equipment, filed the petition to wind up the website on 2 September.
If the petition is successful, the online deal aggregator will be forced into liquidation and will have to stop trading.
The website compares offers from the major operators and retailers in an attempt to find the best deals for customers.
According to Companies House, Mobile Phone Supermarket was incorporated in May 2008.
Jason Dimmock, a director of the company, resigned in March 2009 after just one month, and Upkar Sohata was appointed as a new director in July.
The company’s registered address is in Stourport-on-Severn. However, when Mobile tried to contact Mobile Phone Supermarket, it was told by a business in the same building that it had moved.
The winding up petition will be heard in the Bristol District Registry on 15 October, when Brightpoint will be claiming to be a creditor of Mobile Phone Supermarket.
Meanwhile, Brightpoint appears to have made a number of changes to its internal management during the course of the last month.
The official company records of Brightpoint Great Britain reveal a recent change in directors.
On 17 September, directors Michael Milland and David O’Connell resigned and Anurag Gupta was appointed. O’Connell was previously chief financial officer for Brightpoint Europe.
Gupta’s profile on Brightpoint’s website indicates that he is also the executive director, in charge of global strategy, investor relations and corporate communications.