Paula Anne Williamson, aged 43, a company director from Rochford, Essex has been disqualified from acting as a director for five years.

Ms Williamson gave an undertaking to the Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy that she will not act as a director of a limited company until September 2021.

Ms Williamson? disqualification follows an investigation by the Insolvency Service.

The investigation found that between 1 August 2015 and late October 2015 Ms Williamson had caused Zebedee Limited a company selling prams and pushchairs, to continue to take customer monies and deposits for goods which it had no reasonable expectation of supplying to customers at a time when she knew or ought to have known that Zebedee was insolvent causing at least ?34,010 of detriment to those customers.

Gemma Game, Deputy Head of Investigations, stated:

?Directors who fail to provide goods that have been partially or wholly paid for, or fail to refund those monies to customers, damage economic confidence. Other directors tempted to follow this path should remember that if they run a business in a way that is detrimental to either its customers or its creditors they lose the protection afforded by limited liability. The Insolvency Service will investigate them and seek to remove them from the business environment.?