Ravenhead, the 150-year-old Lancashire company which supplied beer glasses to breweries and pub owners, has collapsed, making 200 workers redundant. Whitbread and Bass were among the company's customers.

The Observer reports that police are to be called in because administrators believe the company may have raised £500,000 through fictitious invoices.

The Sunday Times 4/03/01 page 3.2 (Business)

The Observer 4/03/01 page 2 (Business)

Sunday Business 4/03/01 page 20