Conservatories boss accused of defrauding creditors

PUBLISHED: 07:12 10 February 2020 | UPDATED: 11:15 10 February 2020

The former showroom of Conservatories Etc in Diss. Photograph Simon Parker

The former showroom of Conservatories Etc in Diss. Photograph Simon Parker


A businessman is due in court on Monday morning accused of defrauding creditors.

Jonathan Knights, the owner and director of Conservatories Etc in Wymondham, faces a charge of running the company fraudulently between December 2018 and May 2019.

He allegedly took payments and carried on trading, knowing that Conservatories Etc was insolvent.

The 58-year old, of Alison Bank, Norwich, also faces two charges of knowingly or recklessly engaging in a commercial practice under Unfair Trading Regulations.

Those charges date from October 2016 to May 2019.

At at hearing at Norwich Magistrates' Court last June, he pleaded not guilty to a charge of not getting projects signed off by building inspectors.

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