Druglink article 2012 – Long day’s journey into night by Harry Shapiro

How did a drug agency with a turnover of £5m go bust leaving less than £20k in the bank? Harry Shapiro investigates.

During the early afternoon of Friday 4 November, Nigel Eggleston, Service Manager at TH@W, a young person’s project based in Clapham, south London took a call in his office. On the end of the line was a trustee from In-Volve, the charity which managed the project. The news was devastating. “I was told that the company had gone under,” Nigel
recalls, “and that I had to go and dismiss the staff and send them all home. We were all out of a job with no warning, no notice. I couldn’t believe it, we were doing so well, hitting all our targets and building up really good relationships with all the other providers in the area.”

Long day’s journey into night (PDF)