The owners of a Midland hotel lost an appeal to reduce a £42,000 fine for a string of 8 health
and safety breaches, including not having a proper health and safety policy
and had not carried out risk assessments. Dismissing the appeal the Recorder told the appellant
they had put profits over peoples safety.They were odered to map £8,241 costs from the first
hearing and a futher £5,189 appeal costs. The Recorder said "this is a case in which it might
be said that commercial expedience took precedence over judgemwent. These breaches were committed
with a view to profit"