With David and Matt Ames as mentors, expect great things from Colonial Capital Group PLC

“That’s quite a team!

With quite a track record: ruined lives, pensions destroyed, homes lost. Suicides. Marriage breakups. Families falling apart as the work of a lifetime vanishes.”

The Ames Gang rides again…

These guys just won’t quit.

Last March saw Harlequin’s Matthew Ames jailed for 40 months for his Forestry for Life fraud that took £1.6million from investors. Ames stole from the rich, from the poor, from widows and pipefitters.

Matt Ames was an equal opportunity swindler who dressed well and talked with such easy confidence that people immediately trusted him. And, hey… didn’t his family develop the acclaimed Harlequin Resorts? Yeah… shouldn’t be any problem with investing in Forestry For Life. Even James Middleton was in the picture! (Oh… you don’t know James? Ah… you might be more familiar with his sister Kate and brother-in-law William: as in “our future King and Queen”.)

One of Matt Ames’ colleagues at Forestry for Life was Kevin Neil – then on the rebound from seeing the High Court shut down his two property firms in the public interest – Agri Ventura PLC and Farm Venture Ltd. Neil was also the main figure in the CleanTech NRG financial collapse.

Three of Kevin Neil's CleanTech victims

Three of Kevin Neil’s CleanTech victims. Despite all Mr. Neil’s current directorships and past failed companies, we couldn’t find a photo of Mr. Neil. Can anyone assist?

The Mirror UK called Neil’s business a “Landbanking scam” and reported…  

“Nine so-called landbanking outfits have been put into compulsory liquidation following investigations by the Insolvency Service’s Companies Investigation Branch… Agri Ventura Plc and Farm Venture Ltd were run by 47-year-old Michael Davies of Southampton and Kevin Neil, also 47, of Chelmsford, Essex.”

Mirror UK, February 24, 2010 Web of landbanking companies smashed

With Matt Ames headed for jail in the United Kingdom, Mr. Neil headed for Chicago USA to pump an investment scheme based upon acquiring, renovating and reselling repossessed homes with low-income (read “on the dole”) tenants under the USA’s “Section 8” housing programme.

But, Neil needed some help… and who better to ask than one of the team from the David Ames / Harlequin collapsed Ponzi scheme?

So Harlequin’s Jonathan Parslow was brought on board as account manager at Colonial Capital.

That’s quite a team!

With quite a track record: ruined lives, pensions destroyed, homes lost. Suicides. Marriage breakups. Families falling apart as the work of a lifetime vanishes.

According to Open Company, Kevin Antony Neil is a director of many UK companies…

Colonial Capital Group Plc
Colonial Property Limited
Colonial Capital Ltd
Colonial Capital No1 Ltd
Colonial Capital No2 Ltd
Cleantech Nrg Limited
Agri Ventura Plc

Hey… why does Colonial have so many different companies registered in the UK? Do they have different companies registered in the USA too? Why can’t we find a photo of Mr. Neil online anywhere? There are no photos of any executive at his current company website, Colonial Capital Group Plc. Strange… or maybe not so strange?

Just what company and whom are we dealing with when we write that check and hand it to Kevin Neil and his friends?

May God bless keep his hand on the Colonial Capital Group investors who trust this Ames Gang spinoff with their pensions and future.

Further Reading

Mirror UK: 12% guaranteed return on new investment scheme? I don’t think so.

Website of Colonial Capital Group PLC…

About Colonial

Key Personnel

Photo credits

Parslow – Mirror UK

Neil victims – Echo UK

David Ames – Don’t remember.

Matthew Ames – Don’t remember.

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23 responses to “With David and Matt Ames as mentors, expect great things from Colonial Capital Group PLC

  1. Sabrina Haque

    I would have thought the yanks less trusting of the likes of these cowboys.

  2. Anon

    mmmmmmm…..

  3. Anon

    Is the harlequin cash being used now to finance a new business targeting Americans? Confused! Has Ames moved there yet then or soon?

  4. Excellent Post!

    Looks like Ames old crew has a new scam. Matt is in jail and his dad his too hot for this new venture, but you can be sure the Ames are there in spirit!

  5. I am sure if they give a good kick back to one of the ministers they will be here again.

  6. Anyone guess who this is?

    Balcroft Consulting Ltd
    Balcroft
    July 2014 – Present (4 months)London, United Kingdom
    Concurrently with my role at Colonial Capital Group I am delighted to be assisting Balcroft Consulting Ltd as a non-executive director.

    ALCRO and The Frank Boys merged in April 2014 and rebranded as Balcroft.

    We enable business transformation and profit maximisation. We help organisations fulfil their potential by delivering honest, personal business support – through our innovative range of solutions and management practices.
    Head of Sales
    Colonial Capital
    September 2013 – Present (1 year 2 months)
    Colonial Capital was formed in 2011 to take advantage of the dislocation taking place in the US housing and mortgage market.

    Social Housing Bond

    The Social Housing Bond focuses on acquiring, refurbishing and letting properties across Chicago.

    Details of which are shown below:

    • Suitable for cash or SIPP investors
    • Term: 3years.
    • Interest: 12% per annum, paid bi-annually or compound
    • Asset Backed. Bondholders have a first ranking charge
    • 100% of investment funds returned upon redemption. (after the bond closes in 3 or 5 years).
    • Investment funds accepted in GB Pounds, US Dollars, Euros, Yen.
    • No currency exchange risk.
    • All funds held in Solicitor escrow account until bond is issued
    Director
    Harlequin Property
    April 2006 – April 2013 (7 years 1 month)
    As Network Sales Director I managed the distribution of commercial investment property in the Caribbean through a network of financial services, primarily wealth managers, financial planners, and IFAs. Having pioneered the SIPP route to market, most business was transacted with specialist pension providers. Having recruited agents in UK, Europe, Middle East & Far East, the network achieved strong levels of sales, acquiring over 6000 investors and a turnover IRO £400m.

    I was responsible to creating and delivering a training program which was rolled out both in the UK and worldwide, in addition to on going research and sales support. Additionally I organised and provide public speaking at client presentations at events for between 30 and 600 attendees.

  7. Same old pigs at the trough

    I have just posted a CV that’s being moderated, of a certain ex Harlequin director that has joined Colonial Capital!!

  8. Same old pigs at the trough

    This is a recommendation from it…. wow!

    David Blackwell MNAEA (Overseas)
    Director
    I have worked with David since 2009 promoting Harlequin’s Caribbean investments; he has consistantly performed, delivering results in a timely and professional manner. He is knowledgeable and well connected in the industry, and a delight to work with. I would highly recommend working with him.

  9. Escrow, where did we hear that?

    Head of Sales
    Colonial Capital
    September 2013 – Present (1 year 2 months)
    Colonial Capital was formed in 2011 to take advantage of the dislocation taking place in the US housing and mortgage market.

    Social Housing Bond

    The Social Housing Bond focuses on acquiring, refurbishing and letting properties across Chicago.

    Details of which are shown below:

    • Suitable for cash or SIPP investors
    • Term: 3years.
    • Interest: 12% per annum, paid bi-annually or compound
    • Asset Backed. Bondholders have a first ranking charge
    • 100% of investment funds returned upon redemption. (after the bond closes in 3 or 5 years).
    • Investment funds accepted in GB Pounds, US Dollars, Euros, Yen.
    • No currency exchange risk.
    • All funds held in Solicitor escrow account until bond is issued

  10. Dave's bit of gash

    Is it that fat bitch that worked as a sales manager rough as a bears arse big loud gob, was shagging Ames.

  11. Bottom feeder

    It would appear this is none other than the ex sales director of harlequin Katherine Wooler. I wonder if she will also copy the Harlequin business model.

  12. Realationships

    Tailormade (in liquidation) sold SCS farmland. They have joined up with Holkham.

    Holkham are part of Powerscourt who sold SCS farmland. They told agents they would be left alone, in return for sending them clients. And of course a split of the non profit.

    Wooler was the network sales director of Harlequin, who has joined Colonial Capital.

    PHIG is run apparently by Dave Ames brother in law.

    PHIG brokered a deal with Powerscourt and Holkham (the unregulated company) was created.

    Dave Ames promotes Holkham.

  13. Anonymous

    I have just forwarded this article to the Chicago Tribune. Rahm
    Emanuel is in a tight race to be re-elected mayor and if there is any
    possibility of “Section-8” hanky hanky it will be seized upon.

  14. Condescending untruthful nasty twit

    Well done, these people need to be taken to task.

  15. Daves little worm, gets pecked

    So Katherine Wooler, the queen of nosh jobs has joined another dodgy outfit. I wonder if the pot bellied Dan will join too.·

  16. chucked his much too early(again lol)

    Paddy is in a real spin today, poor old Paddy no one listens anymore cried wolf too many times.

  17. chucked his muck! too early Paddy premature lol·

    Ipads chucked his muck it sould read!

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