- Report: #1021973
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Complaint Review: Charlie Southall Dragonfly Productions
Charlie Southall Dragonfly Productions14d Walpole Terrace Internet United States of America
Charlie Southall Dragonfly Productions Liar, fantasist, Wlater Mitty Internet
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Charlie Southall is a 'Walter Mitty' creating the fantasy of running a London-based TV production company working with Blue Chip cleints... He was recently 'caught out' trying to claim credit for the award winning "One Born Every Minute" - A programme made by another company!
His claims with regards to blue chip clients CANNOT be verified. And the reality is he trades on another company's good name and reputation. He is also not averse to lying about more successful companies
The following facts are worthy of note, and we offer them in the interests of protecting the public. Please note that the information here has been gathered from official UK government records. [continued below]....
According to Companies House  data gathered and referenced at Duedil - A UK company reference source - 
- Dragonfly Productions UK Limited "was launched in January 2005 by Charlie Southall."
Official UK Government data reflects the company was not incorporated until 27 May 2005 and was in fact dissolved on 22 Nov 2011 following moves to have the company struck off.
UK Government information  makes it clear that:
"Sections 1004 and 1005 of the Companies Act 2006 set out the circumstances in which the company may not apply to be struck off. For example, the company may not make an application for voluntary strike off if, at any time in the last 3 months, it has traded or otherwise carried on business"
This, combined with official records clearly indicates that Dragonfly Productions UK Limited, the company started by Southall in 2005 has not traded since at least the 22nd of August 2011.
Further noteworthy information is that the trading and registered addresses for this, now defunct company were in fact mailing/accommodation services provided by SRC Taxation Consultancy Limited  There is actually no evidence the company was ever actually operated from London.
Official records of Directorship accessed via Duedil  show Southall as having utilised the "Dragonfly" brand several times - These records show two manifestations of 'the company' that have folded.
The current manifestation of Southall's 'Dragonfly' productions is, in fact "Dragonfly Digital Video Services Ltd" which, according to oficial records has both its registered office and trading address as:
Blenheim House 56 Old Steine Brighton East Sussex BN1 1NH United Kingdom
It was incorporated on the 10 Mar 2011
This is, of course entirely at odds with the claims to be "london based" or established in 2005. Furthermore, the address used is ALSO found to be the address of SRC Chartered Accountants  a company that does offer its clients both mailing-accomodation and registered office addresses.
In fact 18 Soho Square, the address claimed to be Dragonfly's 'London Base' is merely a Mailing Address & Meeting Room facility in central London run by Callitech Limited, Trading as 'Moneypenny' - There is no physical presence of the company there, and the facility is used by many dozens of clients.
Part 5, Chapter 6 of the Companies Act 2006 concerns the trading disclosures, brought into force by the Companies (Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2008 (as amended) on 01 October 2008. According to that statute every company must:
The company must show in legible lettering, on all business letters, order forms and any of the company's websites:
the place of registration
the registered number
the registered office address, and
if it is being wound up, that fact
Attention is drawn to the fact that not only is the place of registration missing from any material published by Charlie Southall in relation to Dragonfly productions, he repeatedly mis-represents his business as 'London Based', citing the Soho address.
Clearly this is a material matter, as truly London based production companies can command much higher feees than those outside London. In a self-published article, Southall is described as - 
"With an Audi sports car, a Soho office" - Factually, he has no "Soho Office", merely paid access to a public meeting facility there.
Researching the issue with respected legal sources  we discover that: "The tort of deceit provides a civil remedy for an individual who has relied on a false representation to their detriment and requires the following elements to be proven:
An individual has made a representation to another party which is false
The individual knows it to be false or was reckless as to the truth of the statement
There is an intention to deceive and it is acted upon
Loss is suffered as a consequence"
Clearly then there is a wilfull mis-representaion of this company being "London Based" which, if relied upon by a client could cause loss in the sense that London rates are charged for a provincial service. It is then prudent to check and cross check all other claims of this
2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Companies_house^ https://www.duedil.com/company/05466292/dragonfly-productions-uk-limited
3 http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk/about/gbhtml/gp4.shtml#ch1^ https://www.duedil.com/company/02600843/src-taxation-consultancy-ltd
4 https://www.duedil.com/director/910954482/charles-southall^ https://www.duedil.com/company/07559359/dragonfly-digital-video-services-ltd
5 http://www.srctaxation.co.uk/home/index.html^ http://www.moneypennyvirtualoffice.com/Mailing-Addresses-And-Meeting-Rooms/London/Soho-Square.aspx^
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