Naushad Khan, NK Bros Ltd, has been disqualified from acting as a director for 6 years for allowing the company to employ 3 illegal workers.

NK Bros Limited, traded as East India Restaurant and the disqualification follows an investigation by the Insolvency Service.

On 29 January 2016, Mr Khan signed a disqualification undertaking which bans him from being a company director and from being involved in the management of a limited company in any way for a period of six years from 23 February 2016.

The business, an Indian restaurant and take away, went into liquidation on 13 January 2015 owing 43,555 to creditors.

Mr Khan failed to ensure that NK Bros Limited complied with immigration law resulting in the employment of three illegal workers. Following a visit from Home Office immigration officers on 11 June 2014, during which this breach was discovered, the company was fined a penalty of 30,000 by Home Office Immigration and Enforcement (HOIE). The company raised objections but these were rejected by HOIE and the fine remained in place. The company ceased trading on 3 October 2014.

Commenting on the disqualification, Mark Bruce, Chief Examiner for Insolvent Investigations South at the Insolvency Service, said:

This director sought an unfair advantage over their competitors by employing individuals who did not have the right to work in the UK.

The Insolvency Service rigorously investigates directors who breach employment and immigration legislation and this ban should act as a warning to other employers who are flouting the law. Directors who also seek to obtain commercial advantage over their competitors show a total disregard for the business community generally.