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Restaurant boss banned after advertising fake 5-star hygiene rating



The owner of an Indian restaurant in Derby has been banned from running companies for five years after falsely advertising a 5-star food hygiene rating.

Rushan Ahmed, the sole director of the company Four Brothers (Derby), ran three adverts in a local magazine where he claimed his restaurant, Moza Derby, held a five star rating when in July 2015 inspectors from Derby City Council downgraded his rating from 1 to zero.

Although Rushan was fined more than £4,000 at the time after pleading guilty to the charge that the company engaged in unfair commercial practices, it wasn’t until the main company – Four Brothers – closed down that the Insolvency Service looked into the conduct of Rushan further. As a result, on 28th June 2018, a disqualification order was made against Rushan for five years and he was ordered to pay costs of £4,231.62.

Cllr Matthew Holmes, deputy leader and cabinet member for regeneration and public protection said: “This case shows that we will take action to protect consumers and the integrity of the scheme where businesses seek to gain an unfair advantage by misleadingly claiming a higher rating.”

Dave Elliott of the Insolvency Service said: “A zero food hygiene rating should have rung alarm bells for Rushan Ahmed and forced him to get his house in order. But he decided to publish a bogus 5-star hygiene rating designed to draw in business by making a false representation for commercial gain.

“This ban should serve as a warning to other directors tempted to engage in unfair commercial practices and if you abuse your duties you could be investigated by the Insolvency Service and lose the privilege of being a company director.”

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