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Who owns HUKD? After the fiasco with GameDemon ...

After the issues with gamedemon and the scam Mr Lawrence decided to undertake, i decided to chk out HUKD and try to summise who owns it - just idle curiosity

Quidco is owned by Mr P & Mrs J Nikkel - last audited accounts showed a turnover of over £21m (yes MILLION!) for the 12m to Jul 09. Not bad for 2 students who now own Maple Syrup Media Ltd

BUT on the HUKD website I can't locate the company number nor reg'd office details. From this I summise that HUKD must be a partnership with Mr Nikkel in control. As otherwise they would be in breach of the companies act for not disclosing such info.

Personally I feel that these 2 students managed to run a multi-million pound business and a multi-faceted business too and deserve credit. Why don't they start their own Apprentice scheme I'm sure there would 1000's of takers.

I'm just interested to know if the Quidco guys are the owners of HUKD and of-course then the other subs like PlayPennies, BitterWallet, DealSpwn etc... Its a UK success story and I can't understand why it seems to be kept under a cloak of secrecy

Read on for serious internet business.....
- boothy

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Original Poster

Hope I don't get banned for this, I'm only asking a question

I don't know if you could call it a UK success story, as I'm sure Paul Nikkel is Canadian?

I hope the moderators are well paid then!!!

They could at least stump up to pay for some decent developers for the site.

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theonlytazman,

I'm not sure what the purpose of the OP is.

As the merchant you highlighted has been the subject of self promotion on HUKD, the listings have been removed as soon as a link has been established (or sufficient doubt raised). Dealspwn have also pulled the advertising banner whilst they conduct a review.

With relation to your praise of the site owners, you can pass your thanks on directly via the Contact Us option, or if it's a site related issue, then Feedback may be appropriate.

I'm sure your praise will be well received.

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shibi din

I don't know if you could call it a UK success story, as I'm sure Paul … I don't know if you could call it a UK success story, as I'm sure Paul Nikkel is Canadian?



Shame I was hoping they'd be british

Original Poster

It was purely to ask a question, nothing more

I'd always thought the misc section where any member could rant about anything they wanted to without any issues. As long as it wasn't racist, sexist etc...

Its just strange that there is no mention on this site as to who the owners are of HUKD? Is it Maple Syrup Media or another entity

I'm curious that's all - and i was hoping someone would be able to enlighten me

Its a big shame though that the quidco crew aren't british!

aScottishBloke

theonlytazman,I'm not sure what the purpose of the OP is.As the merchant … theonlytazman,I'm not sure what the purpose of the OP is.As the merchant you highlighted has been the subject of self promotion on HUKD, the listings have been removed as soon as a link has been established (or sufficient doubt raised). Dealspwn have also pulled the advertising banner whilst they conduct a review.With relation to your praise of the site owners, you can pass your thanks on directly via the Contact Us option, or if it's a site related issue, then Feedback may be appropriate.I'm sure your praise will be well received.

Original Poster

With relation to your praise of the site owners, you can pass your thanks … With relation to your praise of the site owners, you can pass your thanks on directly via the Contact Us option, or if it's a site related issue, then Feedback may be appropriate.



AScottishBloke - so does that mean they're also the owners of HUKD? So it must be a partnership and I presume the admins/mods etc... are part of this enterpise (if that's the case then some of them must be british)

I was not implying that HUKD was similar to gamedemon.

I've only just started being a "proper" member of hukd and just wanted to ask some questions which may get an answer ...

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theonlytazman,

I'm only referring to HUKD, therefore if you wanted to pass on praise or contact directly, then the Contact Us/Feedback option is the route to take for this site.

As for your other response, I'm not really sure what you're trying to state, but again if you have any issues that directly affect you, then again I'd point you towards the Contact Us option.

OP, you won't get any answers here but I know a man who may be able to help..................Julian Assange!

Or next time they have a HUKD party pop along and buy Paul a pint and he may tell you.

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dcx_badass

Ok, Paul no longer owns Quidco as far as I know, he sold it but still … Ok, Paul no longer owns Quidco as far as I know, he sold it but still owns some shares and offers advice from what I remember.HUKD is also owned/controlled by him as a 'personal' (debatable) venture.Even when he owned/ran Quidco, they were run as separate entities and HUKD was kept separate to the commercial side (despite affiliates).That's how it is presently AFAIK.



But he & his wife still own all the main class of shares in Maple Syrup Media also they're still directors of the company - along with 4 others. So is Maple Syrup, Quidco as it says on companies house site or is it HUKD?

From your comments it seems HUKD is a personal venture run along with the admins/mods etc...

Quidco does still seem to be run by the Nikkel's though

aScottishBloke - my final comment was just a point. For so many years I'd been a lurker and only recently have I become as I call it a "proper" member of hukd - ie sharing

A Mod also up at this time? Didn't think that happened at HUKD

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GAVINLEWISHUKD

OP, you won't get any answers here but I know a man who may be able to … OP, you won't get any answers here but I know a man who may be able to help..................Julian Assange! :)Or next time they have a HUKD party pop along and buy Paul a pint and he may tell you.



I'm intrigued now, who is this Julian Assange! Not a HUKD member is he?

Don't think Paul would want someone like me defacing his party, not the sort of person most people would like at those sorts of things - too boring

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theonlytazman,

I still don't understand the reason behind your questions, however I can enlighten you on a couple of points.

1) It's late afternoon here (for me).
2) Mods only offer assistance in the administration of the site, other than that we have no personal interest in the venture, apart from wishing the site to continue to be the best at what it offers, i.e. the best deals as decided by the members.

theonlytazman

I'm intrigued now, who is this Julian Assange! Not a HUKD member is … I'm intrigued now, who is this Julian Assange! Not a HUKD member is he?Don't think Paul would want someone like me defacing his party, not the sort of person most people would like at those sorts of things - too boring

You seriously don't know who Julian Assange is?!

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t0mm

You seriously don't know who Julian Assange is?!



I thought he was talking about someone on HUKD, told you I'm not the talk of a party! Then after this comment realised you were talking about the most wanted man in the US, wonder if he'll get the death penalty

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aScottishBloke

theonlytazman,I still don't understand the reason behind your questions, … theonlytazman,I still don't understand the reason behind your questions, however I can enlighten you on a couple of points.1) It's late afternoon here (for me).2) Mods only offer assistance in the administration of the site, other than that we have no personal interest in the venture, apart from wishing the site to continue to be the best at what it offers, i.e. the best deals as decided by the members.



Thanks for that, so where in Honolulu or Alaska are you I'd always thought you were a Scot from Scotland & living there. Can't beat the scenery up there so why leave? The weather probably?

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New Zealand for now, so 13 hours in front. It's a bit like Scotland, although the weather is significantly better at this time of year.

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aScottishBloke

New Zealand for now, so 13 hours in front. It's a bit like Scotland, … New Zealand for now, so 13 hours in front. It's a bit like Scotland, although the weather is significantly better at this time of year.



You lucky sod!!! And you're modding hukd whilst on your hols, now that's dedication for you!

Have you seen Frodo yet? Give him our best and let him know we can't wait for his prequel

Or is this your side job and you're part of the crew for frodos next epic adventure are you???

Gotta get some rest now otherwise will be late for work again! Will carry on later today

Enjoy your holiday just remember when you're back in Scotland it won't be as hot!

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Weird thread. Will end like normal - no information will be released

I hope one day someone questions it properly - and reports the site/business. Not because I want the site to close - just that admin is an arrogant **** n is no better than Vodafone (just on a smaller scale)

interesting thread

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aScottishBloke

New Zealand for now, so 13 hours in front. It's a bit like Scotland, … New Zealand for now, so 13 hours in front. It's a bit like Scotland, although the weather is significantly better at this time of year.



It also has similarities with Wales.... Baaaaaaaa. X)

Smells of alternative motatives.

guv

It also has similarities with Wales.... Baaaaaaaa. X)



with the added benefit of not being attached to England

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Where was my christmas party invitation

Does no-one know who does own hukd then?

Can't understand why the secrecy behind it all

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of course turnover is gonna be high (£21M). Doesnt mean they made any profit though!

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csiman

of course turnover is gonna be high (£21M). Doesnt mean they made any … of course turnover is gonna be high (£21M). Doesnt mean they made any profit though!



Over £600k for 2009 as far as I can recall

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DLM

Where was my christmas party invitation



No mentals.

kas786

Does no-one know who does own hukd then?Can't understand why the secrecy … Does no-one know who does own hukd then?Can't understand why the secrecy behind it all



Tax.

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Adam2050

Smells of alternative motatives.



No ulterior motive from me I was just curious as I couldn't find any company info on the site

Then with comments from this post and others it's just very suspicious to find that nobody seems to know who does own this site. Most community sites I'm a member of we know who the owners are as they're just that community sites. This site seems to be all cloaks and daggers

Original Poster

Vb1 you're probably right about the secrecy being to do with tax and if that's the case isn't hukd more shady than the gamedemon guy?

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dcx_badass

Ok, Paul no longer owns Quidco as far as I know, he sold it but still … Ok, Paul no longer owns Quidco as far as I know, he sold it but still owns some shares and offers advice from what I remember.HUKD is also owned/controlled by him as a 'personal' (debatable) venture.Even when he owned/ran Quidco, they were run as separate entities and HUKD was kept separate to the commercial side (despite affiliates).That's how it is presently AFAIK.



Paul and his wife are still major share holders and on the board of directors....the new CEO lead a management buy in NOT a buy out....which means they bought shares because they believe they can take quidco to the next level and sell it or float it like they did with friends reunited.

Is it a public company, can I buy shares?

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whodidthat

Is it a public company, can I buy shares?



Inb4 banned !
shanecr

with the added benefit of not being attached to England



Agreed. Us English have a lot to put up with! X)

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theonlytazman

Vb1 you're probably right about the secrecy being to do with tax and if … Vb1 you're probably right about the secrecy being to do with tax and if that's the case isn't hukd more shady than the gamedemon guy?



Yes.

(LOL @ DLM liking your comment. Guess she misunderstood your post as an attack on me. What a nutter!)

I've never understood the interest in who owns HUKD, etc. It's really none of your business

u need to entice Admin with Tim Hortons and Tickets to see the Toronto Maple leafs (although i hear they are crap now) at the skydome.

a!

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bazzaric

I've never understood the interest in who owns HUKD, etc. It's really … I've never understood the interest in who owns HUKD, etc. It's really none of your business



You could say the same about the protestors outside Vodafone due to their tax avoidance.

Different level, but same interest. HUKD makes a LOT of money.

bazzaric

I've never understood the interest in who owns HUKD, etc. It's really … I've never understood the interest in who owns HUKD, etc. It's really none of your business



why...we be running their business by clicking through their deals. Martin Lewis plasters his face everywhere......eeeeeew!!!

http://www.your-life.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Martin-Lewis-the-money-sa-001.jpg

or

http://offlinehbpl.hbpl.co.uk/News/WMX/paul-nikkel.jpg&t=1

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vibeone

Yes.(LOL @ DLM liking your comment. Guess she misunderstood your post as … Yes.(LOL @ DLM liking your comment. Guess she misunderstood your post as an attack on me. What a nutter!)



I think you are amazing just the way you are

magicbeans

why...we be running their business by clicking through their deals. … why...we be running their business by clicking through their deals. Martin Lewis plasters his face everywhere......eeeeeew!!!or



Damn Martin trying to steal my monies.

Adam2050

Damn Martin trying to steal my monies.



Him and Paul Mckenna.....i wana bash in both their faces and i dont know why!
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