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Andrews and Smith return to RCL as directors

On Thursday the 8th of November 2018, Companies House published the documentation showing that as of Friday the 2nd of November, Paul Andrews and Chris Smith have returned as directors of Retro Computers Ltd.

After months without an update to backers, David Levy posts a message to pariah Jan Saggiori to post in his "democracy" facebook group:

Beige jacketed cloud headed fraudster David Levy

Retro Computers Limited

We have today been made aware that Christopher Smith and Paul Andrews have unlawfully registered themselves as Directors of Retro Computers at Companies House.

They were not appointed by the board. - I am the sole director and founder of Retro Computers Limited. Andrews and Smith threatened to take this illegal action at a shareholders meeting last Friday 2nd November 2018, and have done so even though I advised them that it would be illegal. They seek to rely on the company's shareholders agreement which was repudiated at the time of their resignations in April 2016. Christopher Smith has also confirmed via his lawyers that he agrees that the agreement is repudiated and therefore no longer in place.

This conduct is the latest in a long line of abuses which have been designed to bring about the demise of Retro Computers Ltd,

Due to ongoing criminal investigations, I will not be commenting further.

Dvaid Levy
[Chairman - Retro Computers Ltd]

— David Levy

Jan Saggiori posts David Levy's lies

On Friday the 9th of November, Paul Andrews posts a response to David Levy's inaccurate statement in the Backers Collective Legal Action facebook group:

Paul Andrews

Retro Computers Limited

In response to the inaccurate statement made yesterday by our fellow director of Retro Computers Limited (Dvaid Levy), we are compelled to issue a further company statement.

The shareholders meeting of all four shareholders in Retro Computers Limited (that being Sinclair Research Ltd, Paul Andrews, Chris Smith, and David Levy), took place on Friday the 2nd of November 2018. This meeting was recorded with the consent and knowledge of all parties. Mr Levy confirmed to the shareholders multiple issues with the company which meant we were compelled to act, (and as is our legal right) reinstall ourselves as directors in the company as Mr Levy was either unwilling or unable to carry out the tasks needed to be done unaided. We will now take all steps required under the law to deal with these company matters. These reappointments were done with the support of 75% of the shareholders (that being ourselves and Sinclair Research Ltd) and also on the basis of legal counsel being taken from multiple firms. For clarity Chris Smith did not repudiate the shareholders agreement, Mr Levy is referring to an IP issue, and neither Sinclair Research Ltd, nor Paul Andrews at any time repudiated the shareholders agreement, in fact it is the position of all shareholders and our legal counsel (other than David Levy) that the shareholders agreement has always been in force.

For further clarity David Levy did not found the company, Chris Smith did (as public records show), and David Levy has been making unproven claims of criminal investigations to the press for over two years.

We are unable to make any further comments on any related matters currently.

Paul Andrews and Chris Smith

[Directors - Retro Computers Limited]

— Paul Andrews

Gareth Corfield has now published an article about this in The Register called ZX Spectrum reboot scandal firm's original directors rejoin (And the chairman is Not Happy At All about that).

Paul Andrews and Chris Smith return to RCL as directors

Latest Funky Spectrum RCL Videos

The drama continues as season 2 begins with the dramatic installation of two new directors. Rumours persist that the drama may be renewed for season 3.
(09/11/2018)

More terrible press for the much maligned console and to make matters worse, Sky have now insisted that the company no longer use the Sinclair name and its related trademarks.
(02/08/2018)

Indiegogo Campaign

"Our Indiegogo campaign is to raise funds to manufacture the first 2,500 or more units of the Vega+ in the UK, and to prepare us for the second production run."

— RCL (15/02/2016)

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