A report (Building, 10 January 2003) referred to litigation between John Aviss and contractor Artisan over the sale in July 2001 of Bickerton Construction.
Bickerton went into liquidation in January 2002 and is the subject of a serious fraud office investigation. The Mea Corporation, an M&E engineer owned by Mr Aviss which is also in liquidation, is also being investigated.

Artisan has no connection with Mea Corporation.

Artisan has always claimed that management charges it took out of Bickerton before sale were both legitimate and fully disclosed to Aviss at the time.

We are happy to clarify our report.