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From a 4 day week to a P45 in six months – life for a worker at the $1bn AIM fraud Wandisco

By Tom Winnifrith, the Sheriff of AIM | Thursday 4 May 2023


Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.


It was just six months ago that smug bien pensant Davie Richards MBE was boasting that putting his staff on a four day week but paying them for five days had seen sales rocket. Then it emerged that most of those booked sales were completely bogus, booked by one rogue saleperson. As CEO, Richards, and his hapless CFO, had not bothered to call any of these big new customers, had not verified the contracts indeed had done nothing even as bills were not paid. Richards was too busy being one of the “great and the good.” Today, the price of Richards’ ineptitude became clear as Wandisco (WAND), battling to stay solvent, has started mass layoffs.

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