The former boss of an accident claims group who sacked his 2,500 staff by text message has died in a car crash in Spain.
Multimillionaire Mark Langford, the former head of personal injury insurance firm The Accident Group (TAG), was killed in a road accident in the Spanish resort of Marbella where he lived with his wife Deborah.
Mr Langford was the founder of the Manchester-based firm which collapsed in 2003 with debts of around #100 million. Revenue and Customs were pursuing Mr Langford for unpaid tax.
TAG’s employees, many of whom were based in Birmingham, received no redundancy money and the company was liquidated in January 2004.