Previously, the Bevis family claimed that Lochaber Highland Estates (CI) Limited and Highland Titles (CI) Limited were not-for-profit companies. As the observant reader will know, not-for-profit is a particular type of company and there are stringent requirements to form and maintain such a company. First of all, such companies must be registered as not-for-profit during formation, secondly their records must be transparent so the general public can ascertain that the funds are indeed not used for non-profit purposes. As the blogger behind the ‘My Lochaber Highland Estate’ blog points out, neither Lochaber Highland Estates nor Highland Titles are registered as not-for-profit companies in the UK or in the Channel Islands (source here).
In their usual style Highland Titles have now changed the misleading wording on their website to read “our Company pays no dividends or annual bonuses to any investors/owners.”
Read the original deceptive wording “We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation” on this screen capture from 2010: “Go Green” (please allow the way back machine a few seconds to display the old website – Update: After we published this text the robots.txt file on Bevis family websites was altered to prevent archiving, and viewing of earlier versions!).
As evidenced by the blog lochaberhighlandestate.blogspot.co.uk the Bevis family maintained this falsity on their Lochaber Highland Estates website much longer. In fact, it was not removed until a query was made to the Guernsey Registrar. Read the full story here.