Based in County Durham, Linden Group Limited supplied hydraulic components to traders and businesses around the world.
Falsified accounts showed their turnover was £1.2 billion, when in fact the actual turnover for £3 million. The investigation came as a result of Linden Group Limited becoming insolvent in 2013 after (unsurprisingly) falling behind with payments to a finance company.
The liquidator of the company sold the business on to an unconnected company in the same industry.
John and Carmel are two of the 1209 directors disqualified in the last year. Below is the latest infographic (also can be viewed here) on director disqualifications by the Insolvency Service: