TESCOS, I’ve done the job so why won’t you pay me?

Back in December 2009 (13th to be exact) I did a job for Tescos Redditch for the launch of the Iphone on Tesco mobile, it was not a big job, £190.00 to be precise. My brief was simple and the job was installed and I was to be paid on the day from petty cash so I took the invoice with me, completed the job, handed over my invoice and was told that as the store was now closed they could not get the money, OK I said not a problem just sent me a chq or I can  email my bank details over for BACS payment. . I have done quite a few jobs for Tescos around the country and each time been paid upon completion on the presentation of a full VAT invoice. Their excuse is that I have no PO Number on the invoice, of course I don’t, they did not issue me with a PO Number as it was a COD job and I should have been paid there and then. The frustrating part about this is that I have had to deal with India with a ping pong of about 45 emails but then at the beginning of September I see light at the end of the tunnel, an email from the Redditch store relayed to me from India stating that the invoice was signed off at store level, Yipee..

It’s now 24th November 2010 and I’ve still not been paid and as for Tescos profits, well “Every Little Help”


About matthewlewisdisplays

We are a small balloon company based in Coventry. We specialize in balloon decoration and balloon printing. We have our own balloon printing machines & print on Qualatex latex balloons from 9" to 36" as well as 4ft & 5.5ft Chloroprenes in single colour and foils balloons from 18" , 20" and 36" in multi colour. We also have a full digital print arm to the company supplying business stationary and balloon race labels. As for me I'm self motivated, love my job and private life. Im married to Traci, have two children Joshua (Josh) and Harriet (Harribo) and two dogs, Midnight is a black Labrador and Zara is a black shaggy coated Labradoodle. My main hobby is fishing which I find very relaxing and I can be found with a rod in my hand most Sundays (Weather permitting). I also run a quiz every Monday evening in the pub I live next door to raising money for SANDS My balloon decorating career started many moons ago in 1989. I was introduced to Qualatex balloons just after that, passed my CBA in 1994 and have never looked back since. My work has taken me length and breath of England and into Europe working on large scale decor at Euro Disney in Paris and as well as Alacante in Spain and more recently appearing on the hit TV show "Idiot Abroad" staring Karl Pilkington & Warwick Davis on location in Macedonia for the 3rd and final series. My passion for balloons and balloon decoration continues to grow and I am a great believer that to be the best you need to use the best so Qualatex are my first and only balloon I use for large scale WOW factor decor. Their education and training are second to none and their vast array of products tick all the right boxes in the creative juices department.
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