greenleaf casting agency – Northern Monkey Group – greenleaf entertainment – The Demand-ing Group Ltd – Scott Turzanski – Scott Cole
This blog post is now 4 years old. Scroll to the bottom for recent updates re the business activities of Scott Cole aka Scott Turzanski, Demand-ing Group and Northern Monkey Group
If you have lost money to Scott Cole (aka Scott Turzansky) and Oliver McClellan you can use the online reporting form at the Insolvency Service here
Please contact me if you can provide any information regarding Greenleaf Casting Agency, Greenleaf Entertainment, Camp Showbiz. They appear to be trading under three different names around the Leeds area, Scott Cole seems to be the sole director/staff. I am concerned they may have gone bust as their Greenleaf Casting website is now down and they have not responded to any of my numerous emails, phone calls and a hand delivered letter. (Edit: I now know that Scott uses different names and may be known as Scott Sacks. His real name is thought to be Scott Cole Sacks but after several company collapses and being pursued by a lot of angry people he changed his name to Scott Turzanski around 2016.)
I tweeted their Greenleaf Entertainment profile on Saturday 5th October to ask if Greenleaf Casting are still trading and their profile was then deleted from Twitter.
Greenleaf Casting owe me £500 for a full day actor/performer photography headshots event booked in Beeston, Leeds for Friday 27th September 2013. I arrived at the venue (Hillside Business Centre) at 9.30am to find that the shoot was on from 2pm to 8pm. but the director, Scott Cole, had not responded to my messages to tell me the start time so I didn’t know when to go.
I went home, planning to return before 2pm and then was told by the venue (at 1pm) that Scott had responded to their messages to say he had cancelled the event the day before. Neither myself or the venue had been told about the cancellation.
The Greenleaf Casting invoice was supposed to have been paid prior to the event but on Tuesday 24th Sept, when I called Scott Cole to confirm, he said the shoot was going ahead but he had not received the invoice, which was why he had not paid it.
I emailed the invoice again and attended the shoot as planned as he had told me he had 80 clients booked and I didn’t want to let them down just because Scott had not got the previous invoice. I turned down other work to honour my contract with Scott Cole and am now in a situation where I need to pursue Greenleaf for the unpaid debt. I gave Scott Cole the option of re-booking the event without penalty but he did not respond to my messages.
I am in possession of a written booking confirmation, from Scott Cole on behalf of Greenleaf Casting Agency, for 27th September and a request for the £500 invoice to be issued.
(In the days after this incident I discovered that money had been taken from performers & actors for the headshots I was booked to shoot. I believe these people did not get refunds as Scott put his company into administration soon after.)
**If you have been affected please let me know and also contact Citizen’s Advice Consumer Helpline on 0845 404 0506. The reference number for this case is 11581960. CA are informing Trading Standards.**
1. Greenleaf Casting/Entertainment is not related to a London company of a similar name.
2. Their registered office at Convention House, LS9 is actually the premises of their accountant, WGN. At the time of writing, Scott Cole’s real address is unknown.
3 Prior to launching Greenleaf, Scott was director of Drama Drive Ltd which was dissolved in Nov 2013.
4 Update 16th Jan 2014 – Scott Cole’s new business venture is Eureka Event Management Ltd http://www.thinkeurekaevents.com/
5 Update 2nd May 2014 – Scott may still be trading as Eureka Events but the website is now down. Listings for that company appear on wedding industry directories.
6 Update 29th Aug 2014 – Eureka events has been dissolved. It is now thought that Scott’s real name is Scott Cole Sacks, born in 1986, registered director number 916060802. Scott is of small build, slim with short dark brown hair.
7 Update 26th August 2015 Scott’s new venture appears to be http://www.demand-ingtalent.co.uk/
8 Update 1st November 2016 – In the last two weeks I have been contacted by several people who are owed money by Scott Cole and his partner Oliver McClellan. They have been running a print and events company called Demand-Ing which has recently gone into administration. (Notice the pattern here?!!)
10 Scott & Oliver’s new business venture is called The Demand-ing Group Ltd and seems to have relocated to Leeds, Yorkshire. Click the image to the right to read Scott’s announcement. (As of 10.11.16 Demand-Ing is still operational at Companies House https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/10208358 )
11 Another new company has been registered on 1st Nov 2016. Scott and his partner Oliver are directors. The Northern Monkey Group Limited is based at Sheaf Street in Leeds. https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/10457067
12 One of Scott & Ollie’s previous victims has begun a campaign to clear his name. He was their landlord and claims he was the subject of false allegations in the media re him being homophobic & bullying his tenants. He claims this was an attempt to avoid settling the back payments of rent that were owed to him by Scott & Ollie. http://www.life-magazines.co.uk/magazines/psl/psl.php#page/6
13 Scott has now changed his name to Scott Turzanski. He is working as a marketing manager at The Emmerdale Experience in Leeds as Scott Turzanski MCIM
14 Update 17/7/18 – I’ve had a message saying that Scott is still using the name Scott Turzanski and is working for Pulse 1 Radio in Bradford
Full list of companies formed by Scott Cole (please comment if you can add to this list, ideally with rough dates when each company operated)
TBSC Limited (reg comp 08066361 in 2012)
Indulgence Spas Limited (reg comp 0790 3957, Jan 2012 to ?)
Drama Drive (reg comp 07659719, June 2011 to Nov 2013)
Greenleaf Entertainments Limited (reg comp 08293213, Nov 2012 to ?)
Greenleaf Casting Agency
Think Eureka Events/ Eureka Event Management
Northern Monkey Group
camp showbiz – Scott Cole – talent agency Greenleaf – Scott Cole Sacks – Oliver McClellan – demand-ing – Scott Sacks – Northern Monkey Group Limited – Scott Turzanski