Banning Claim Made by Herald

The Herald newspaper is claiming it was banned from a shareholder meeting considering a proposed management buyout.

Writes Mark Williamson of the management buyout bid by Clive Miquel of Lees Foods: Clive Miquel yesterday took the unusual step of preventing The Herald attending a session at which shareholders were asked to delay a crunch vote on the MBO bid by a week.”

In its business leader column, the paper begins: “Clive Miquel's decision to bar The Herald from yesterday's meeting of shareholders in Lees Foods was as baffling as it was lamentable.”