Craig Seville, the director of a Blackpool company which provided staff for pilot training, charter flights and aircraft maintenance, has been disqualified from acting as a company director for four years from 10 February 2014 for causing his company to trade to the detriment of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

Mr Sevilles disqualification follows an investigation by the Insolvency Service.

Mr Seville has given an undertaking to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills not to act as a director or in the management of a limited company for four years without leave of the court..

Mr Craig Seville (38) of Oldham, a well known figure at Blackpool Airport, is currently in prison on unrelated matters. He did not dispute that he caused Command Aviation Limited (Command Aviation) to trade to the detriment of (HMRC) and confirmed that he concealed this situation from other directors of the company.

The investigation found that during the period of trading from July 2010, Command Aviation had income in excess of 1.6 million but did not pay tax (PAYE) or National Insurance (NIC) worth over 170,000. The company also made only one payment of 8,000 for VAT leaving 37,000 unpaid. In the same period Mr Seville transferred over of 940,000 to other companies under his control.

Commenting on the ban, Robert Clarke, Head of Insolvent Investigations North at the Insolvency Service, said:

Directors have a duty to make sure companies pay their taxes. Mr Seville has paid the price for failing to do that, as he cannot now carry on in business except at his own risk.