On Thursday 23 January, a Fleetwood spokesman told the Slough Times
Following yesterday's visit from the UK Borders Agency we
understand that intelligence was received by them regarding a few of our
We are satisfied that our internal immigration checks are robust
and compliant with Borders Agency requirements and we are currently working
collaboratively with the Borders Agency to resolve any matters that may arise
as a result of their visit.
Three hours after the Fleetwood statement, the Home Office issued their version of the same event:
Immigration Officers visited Fleetwood Aluminium, Bath Road,
Slough, at about 2pm yesterday (Wednesday 22 January). Individuals
were questioned to check if they had the Right to be in the UK.
At the premises Immigration Officers arrested 12 Indian men aged
between 25 and 51 years old. All were working illegally and had either entered
the country unlawfully or had overstayed their visas.
After the factory raid, a house was search. At the house a 30
year-old Indian man who had entered the country unlawfully was arrested.
Fleetwood was served with a notice warning that a civil penalty
of up to £10,000 per illegal worker will be imposed on the business unless
adequate proof is provided to the Immigration Service that Fleetwood has undertaken
all the necessary Right-to-Work checks on the 12 arrested men.
Nine of the men remain in immigration detention pending their
removal from the country. The man arrested at the house and 3 of the 12 men
arrested at the factory were placed on immigration bail while the Immigration
Service establishes whether the men have the Right to remain in the UK. If they
do not, they will be expelled from the UK.
On Thursday 23 January 2014, the Slough Times asked Fleetwood
Fleetwood avoided answering those questions. The Slough Times tried again
Fleetwood refused to respond to those questions.
Fleetwood's potential fine of £120,000 is nothing compared to the company's claimed £20 million annual turnover.
Fleetwood's website www.faa-group.co.uk proudly announces
We are a specialist contractor involved in the design, manufacture
and installation of aluminium windows, doors, facades, curtain walling and
Currently Fleetwood have manufacturing, design, and project
management facilities to successfully deliver schemes between £200k and
Company records reveal the following directors