East Yorkshire Machinery Ltd pair make promise at York County Court over misleading statements

A director and sales executive of an East Yorkshire business selling agricultural machinery have made a promise to York County Court not to make misleading statements when selling their goods.
A director and sales executive of an East Yorkshire business selling agricultural machinery have made a promise to York County Court not to make misleading statements when selling their goods.

A director and sales executive of an East Yorkshire business selling agricultural machinery have made a promise to York County Court not to make misleading statements when selling their goods.

Alan Farrow junior, a director of East Yorkshire Machinery Ltd based on Hull Road, Shiptonthorpe, and Duncan Sharp, a sales director at the same company, both appeared in court on Friday 17 November following an investigation by trading standards officers from East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

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.

The pair were already known to trading standards officers, having made promises previously not to mis-sell but despite this 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, said: “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.