Atruva Limited, the limited company behind the publication of the what’s on web site Manchester Confidential has gone into voluntary liquidation owing around £300,000.
Atruva follows the failure of the previous four limited companies which have published ManCon, beginning with the liquidation of 2M Media in 2007.
The web site still continues to trade and it’s believed that the publisher, Mark Garner, who owns the url, will continue to publish the title as a sole trader rather than through the protection of a limited company.
Last Autumn Garner was handed a 12 year disqualification as a director for running a business while being an undischarged bankrupt.
Atruva’s sole director and shareholder was Georgina Hague, Garner’s daughter. The company was incorporated in 2012.
The related titles including Liverpool and Leeds also continue to publish.
Jon Mercer of the liquidators Leonard Curtis was unable to respond to any questions.