A man linked to the collapse of a butcher company in Robina left behind more than $3.5 million of debt when his building company failed three years ago.
ALISTER THOMSON, Business Editor, Gold Coast BulletinSubscriber only|May 29, 2020 6:30pm
A MAN linked to the collapse of a butcher company in Robina left behind more than $3.5 million of debt when his building company failed three years ago.
Salt & Co Meats Pty Ltd, which ran a store at Robina Town Centre, went into court-ordered liquidation on May 11, owing creditors more than $34,000, following a dispute with landlord Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC).
The sole director of Salt & Co Meats is Samantha Williamson. She is the wife of Rhys James Williamson.
Company documents obtained by the liquidator looking into Salt & Co Meats Pty Ltd show Mr Williamson signed loan documents as the owner of the company.
Creditors such as Queensland grazier Tim Somes also say they dealt directly with Mr Williamson when Salt & Co ordered meat.
When questioned by the Bulletin, Mr Williamson denied running the company. He said it belonged to his wife and he was an apprentice butcher.
Mr Williamson is banned from holding a building licence after his company RJ Builders Pty Ltd went into liquidation in July 2017 with debts worth $3.5 million.
RJ Builders was a Loganholme-based company launched by Mr Williamson in 2009 as a custom-home builder.