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This Blog is dedicated to making public some of the business activities and methods of Liam Collins, David Bone Jr and their associates. In the spring of 2010, the present authors invested in Collins & Bone (C&B), who were offering an enticing 8-10% interest on the basis of buying houses for cash, renovating them and letting them out to students. We were assured that our money was secured against houses that they owned, including their own homes and the properties held by their associated company, Castle & Gatehouse (C&G). We have emails and brochures that confirm these details, as do others who invested on this same basis at around the same time. The idea worked for us for over a year, then in November 2011 they told us they were insolvent. They refused our every request for clear accounts, which led us to suspect wrongdoing. We began an investigation and then started this Blog. We found our suspicions confirmed: other investors had lost sometimes quite large amounts to C&B and its predecessor CBS, and all requests for repayment were adamantly refused. These people use and have used so many names that we found it necessary to compress them into CoBo (for Collins & Bone) and Coboco (for the whole bunch of them – there are quite a few!) Note that there is an index in the margin at the right hand side.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012


We hear that Liam Collins has been telling some people that the authors of this Blog unthinkingly sabotaged the £20 million deal that CoBo were just on the point of striking with Matterhorn Capital.  

If it hadn't been for us telling the truth about them, he says,  they would have signed the deal, raked in the cash, generously raised their own already ample salaries and still have had lots left to share with their delighted investors!

It falls to us to expose this silly fairytale for what it is: the proposed arrangement with Matterhorn Capital collapsed some months before this Blog first appeared. 

CoBo are all too ready, it will be noted, to blame anyone and everyone else for their complete failure in honest business and, we must add, for any crooked dealings they were forced to enter into.

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