Kwikchex and Chris Emmins

An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because no one sees it.

Mahatma Ghandi.

 

Who and what is Kwikchex, well it seems that no one really knows, It purports to be a WORLDWIDE REPUTATIONAL MANAGEMENT COMPANY. Big words for a company that has only two directors and has been registered for just under 6 years. It has been given the contract to run the Timeshare Task Force and improve the reputation of the Timeshare Industry in Europe by The RDO.

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The company is headed by Mr Christopher Anthony Emmins, a position he has held for 5 years and 4 months. Director I.D. 904358976 and born in June 1957, the entry on Director Check for nationality shows unknown.

 

He has resigned from 4 companies and held 17 appointments at 17 dissolved Companies. It is alleged that the dissolved companies has left unpaid creditors with around £500,000 of debt.

 

The following are the companies he has been associated with:

DIRECTOR Appointed: 01/11/2010 Occupation: DIRECTOR Company Number: 07376192 Company Name: KWIKCHEX LIMITED Active

 

SECRETARY Appointed: PRE 31/12/1990 Dissolved: 13/07/1993 Occupation: Company Number: 02219219 Company Name: D M PROMOTIONS GROUP LIMITED Dissolved

 

SECRETARY Appointed: PRE 31/12/1990 Dissolved: 01/09/2010 Occupation: Company Number: 01984755 Company Name: DESTINATION MANAGEMENT LIMITED Dissolved

 

SECRETARY Appointed: PRE 31/03/1991 Dissolved: 17/01/1997 Occupation: Company Number: 02378007 Company Name: THE ART OF COMMUNICATION LIMITED Dissolved

 

SECRETARY Appointed: PRE 31/12/1991 Dissolved: 23/02/1993 Occupation: Company Number: 02174210 Company Name: DM COMPANYCARE LIMITED Dissolved

 

DIRECTOR Appointed: PRE 31/12/1990 Dissolved: 13/07/1993 Occupation: DIRECTOR Company Number: 02219219 Company Name: D M PROMOTIONS GROUP LIMITED Dissolved

 

DIRECTOR Appointed: PRE 31/12/1990 Dissolved: 01/09/2010 Occupation: DIRECTOR Company Number: 01984755 Company Name: DESTINATION MANAGEMENT LIMITED Dissolved

 

DIRECTOR Appointed: PRE 31/03/1991 Dissolved: 17/01/1997 Occupation: DIRECTOR Company Number: 02378007 Company Name: THE ART OF COMMUNICATION LIMITED Dissolved

DIRECTOR Appointed: PRE 31/12/1991 Dissolved: 23/02/1993 Occupation: DIRECTOR Company Number: 02174210 Company Name: DM COMPANYCARE LIMITED Dissolved

 

DIRECTOR Appointed: PRE 31/10/1992 Dissolved: 17/01/1995 Occupation: COMPANY DIRECTOR Company Number: 02658629 Company Name: BE SURE ALLIED SERVICES LIMITED Dissolved

 

DIRECTOR Appointed: 22/11/1993 Dissolved: 27/05/2006 Occupation: MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT Company Number: 02864524 Company Name: THE PERFORMANCE BUREAU LIMITED Dissolved

 

DIRECTOR Appointed: 16/02/1994 Dissolved: 12/05/1998 Occupation: MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT Company Number: 02882909 Company Name: DIALAUDIO ENTERPRISES LIMITED Dissolved

 

DIRECTOR Appointed: 01/06/1995 Resigned: 01/08/2000 Dissolved: 15/10/2004 Occupation: MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT Company Number: SC158114 Company Name: UNDER THE G LIMITED Dissolved

 

DIRECTOR Appointed: 01/10/1996 Resigned: 15/10/1996 Dissolved: 22/07/2003 Occupation: MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT Company Number: 03257169 Company Name: RAPIER INTEGRATED LIMITED Dissolved

 

DIRECTOR Appointed: 11/02/1999 Dissolved: 05/11/2004 Occupation: CONSULTANT Company Number: 03711344 Company Name: V4 CORPORATE LIMITED Dissolved

 

DIRECTOR Appointed: 15/10/1999 Dissolved: 14/08/2007 Occupation: CONSULTANT Company Number: 03860317 Company Name: FINDMEA LIMITED Dissolved

 

DIRECTOR Appointed: 04/09/2000 Dissolved: 16/07/2007 Occupation: DIRECTOR Company Number: 04064360 Company Name: ONCORP LIMITED Dissolved DIRECTOR Appointed: 25/01/2002 Resigned: 30/08/2002 Dissolved: 05/05/2010 Occupation:

 

CONSULTANT Company Number: 04360529 Company Name: V4 CREATIVE LIMITED Dissolved

DIRECTOR Appointed: 25/01/2002 Dissolved: 28/01/2009 Occupation:

 

CONSULTANT Company Number: 04360533 Company Name: V4 STRATEGIC LIMITED Dissolved

 

DIRECTOR Appointed: 08/09/2003 Dissolved: 16/07/2007 Occupation: COMPANY DIRECTOR Company Number: 04891243 Company Name: THOUGHTSTREAM LIMITED Dissolved

 

DIRECTOR Appointed: 06/11/2003 Dissolved: 14/08/2007 Occupation: DIRECTOR

So how did he get such an important position with the RDO?

That is a question many are asking, it would appear that unlike normal bidding processes where many companies compete for the contract, Kwikchex was the only candidate. What experience did the company have to carry out the job of Timeshare business check and Timeshare Task Force. A supposed regulatory and enforcement body for the Timeshare Industry?

 

Off course we all know that the RDO and TATOC protect their own members and in the past have left Aberto Garcia and Mindtimeshare to attack any company that will not join their little old boys club. It would seem that KwikChex has now taken this over and claims to be taking action against companies. It also claims they have close ties with various authorities, including Action Fraud and Trading Standards, I have not seen any evidence of this.

 

As for bringing prosecutions, anyone can approach Action Fraud and Trading Standards with the relevant evidence and report any infractions. But what gives them the right to slate other businesses just because they will not submit themselves to questioning by Kwikchex, or become a member of their association.

 

Why should any company pay a membership of £195 per year just to show a logo for an organisation that has no legal mandate or is not even well known. After all until they had been given the contract by the RDO I had never even heard of them.

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They even sell Reputation Boosting websites for £999, Part of the package includes KwikChex Proof of Quality Membership and 6 Kwikchex Authenticated Reviews. Again if a business is doing things properly why would they need all this?

 

Kwikchex also boast they have had success against Tripadvisor for fake reviews. The Judge in the US court threw it out. Having used this website myself, it is the public who post. I have posted reviews on restaurants, hotels and holidays I have used in the past. Some good, some bad, but that was my opinion. It is what we call freedom of speech and expression.

The TCA (Timeshare Consumer Association) Has run many stories on this company and director, the posts are still there for all to see.

 

Surely if Kwikchex and Timeshare Task Force are there to clean up the industry, then why are they not pursuing the members of the RDO for their violations of timeshare laws.

 

Very simple

YOU DON´T BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU, BUT OTHERS ARE FAIR GAME.

In the end it is you the timeshare owner/consumer who pays, whether it is to the resorts in continued maintenance fees & upgrades, to being ripped off by bogus companies that have in most cases been set up by ex-timeshare salesmen and managers. There are companies with very good reputations out there, but trying to find them is not easy.

 

Welcome to the murky world of timeshare.


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