A director and sales executive of East Riding-based agricultural machinery dealers East Yorkshire Machinery Ltd have made a promise to York County Court not to make misleading statements when selling their goods.
Director, Alan Farrow Junior and sales director, Duncan Sharp, both appeared in court on Friday 17 November following an investigation by trading standards officers from East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
The Pocklington Post reported that at the hearing the men both gave undertakings to officers that they will no longer make false or misleading statements when selling tractors or other forms of agricultural machinery.
Readers may remember that East Yorkshire Machinery Ltd avoided a court appearance last year when they made a promise to Trading Standards officers not to make misleading statements when selling their goods.
Despite having made these promises last year, investigations continued after complaints were received from small businesses from across the UK as well as countries such as Nigeria and Bangladesh.
Tina Holtby, interim public protection group manager at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, is quoted by the Pocklington Post, saying, “The activities of this company have caused some concern for some time.
“The action taken by officers will hopefully mean anyone dealing with this company in the future will not be misled into buying something which turns out not to be as described.”
Anyone who has had dealings with East Yorkshire Machinery Ltd and has any concerns should contact Citizens Advice Consumer Bureau on 0345 050506.