August 30th, 2012

Derek and Katy’s Goodypass Goes Bust

Readers may remember how back in 2010 Derek Draper set up Goodypass, a Groupon-clone fronted by his wife Kate Garraway. Guido wondered at the time how it would make any money, so there was no surprise when it was revealed the business had haemorrhaged some £100,000 earlier this year. Now Dolly’s pride and joy start-up has gone bust:

Staff laid off, crippling debts and nigh on a million quid down the drain. Who would have predicted that…?


60 Comments

  1. 1
    Ah! Monika says:

    Just shows there is such a
    thing as good news

  2. 2
    smoggie says:

    No doubt it was the banksters wot did it.

  3. 3
    JH says:

    Nonsense.

    The Goodypass economy was growing when it was handed to Buyometric, whose same-old-management fired everyone and made everything horrible when it was really really lovely before.

  4. 4
    busty says:

    I’d rather see her goodies

  5. 5
    Can't understand it. says:

    What the F@@k does she see in him?

  6. 6
    The Libor party says:

    Was Dolly ever a SpAd to Gormless Gordon ?

  7. 7
    Calamity Clegg says:

    Vote LibDemon !! Vote totalitarianism !

  8. 8
    smoggie says:

    Is Buyometric a joint venture, perchance, you know, like a coalition?

  9. 9
    Hang The Bastards says:

    Couldnt have happened to a more obnoxious set of tvvats

  10. 10

    The bar, which Piers had observed, has been lowered so far that it has now sunk without trace.

  11. 11
    Watcher says:

    So this good ship could be the

    ‘Goodytanic’

    ‘Katytanic’

    ‘Katytinic’

    ‘KateTin’

    ‘DollyDrownin’

    etc

  12. 12
    GordonBrown says:

    I agree with Nick!

  13. 13

    Why are you using such an
    odd layout?

    (Not Igonikon, I hope?)

  14. 14
    Labourite says:

    Such a shame, was a good idea but didn’t work out.

  15. 15
    Labourite says:

    so what if millions will have to disclose? what are they so afraid? finally paying taxes as they should?

  16. 16
    SP4BS says:

    Congratulations to Derek on his discovery of Capitalism.
    Such failures are but part of the path to glory.

    Still. At least he didn’t buy millions of quids worth of Facebook shares, like all those banks did.
    At least he didn’t give up a cushy job as an MP to try to make a new twitter.

    3/10 A good effort. Still not as good as the whores in the Jacuzzi episode.

  17. 17
    Scary Biscuits says:

    It is better to try and fail that not to try at all.

    If more people were being as entreprenurial as Dolly and fewer criticising those that try, whilst sitting on massive paper profits from the City or property, perhaps the country would be less of a basket-case.

  18. 18
    johnwardmedway says:

    It start-upped in America…

    …and ended in-solvent!

  19. 19
    SP4BS says:

    Its complicated and gets silly.
    Where would you set the bar?
    400k? Exclude main house? Exclude works of art?

    Even if its set at what you personally think is “lots” it soon inflates away and then loads of people start having to fill in bloody big forms.
    What is the value of an asset before you start having to declare it? £5k is a bit high. but if its £1k or lower you might start having to declare the value of your cooker or sofas. Bizarre.

    Oh, and is it “per household” or per individual.

  20. 20
    Biff says:

    That pair of trendy, lefty twats couldn’t organise a piss-up in a pub.

  21. 21
    Gonk says:

    Not exactly what a creditor might say.

  22. 22
    :o) says:

    Titstanic

  23. 23
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    Didn’t Communism collapse in the late 1980’s ?

    Calamity Clegg = Collectivism and Communism.

  24. 24
    ed martin says:

    sounds like HM Treasury/ Bk of England re the economy as a whole – same knackers do the liquidation?

  25. 25
    Dolly the Creep says:

    I couldn’t organise it but I could attend it.

  26. 26
    Spartacus says:

    we need more taxes

  27. 27
    JH says:

    At least Derek can console himself in the fact that his book ‘Life Support’, which helps people avoid degenerating into unshaven, self-parodying, tragically non-self-aware serial fuck-ups, is topping the bestseller lists, as it has since publication.

    It really is. All you need is self-belief.

  28. 28
    Lord Oldshit says:

  29. 29
    Peter Grimes says:

    Mine’s a large glass of Dow 1963, before the bar disappears altogether.

  30. 30
    trendy, lefty twats says:

    Goodness me no! -We’re far too up our arses to drink – especially in a pub!

  31. 31
    Peter Grimes says:

    ‘profits’ from the city?

    You must be writing about that hypocrite NooLaBor ‘peer’ Lord Polly Mynahs!

  32. 32
    Victor says:

    *When very recently complaining to the BBC about their left bias. I received the usual bunkum BUT the second line of their letter signed by a John Regan from the complains department read: ” We understand our news broadcasts are regularly biased in favour of the Labour party.”* * * *That is a simple paste from their reply. You can have the case number with pleasure etc. if it’s any use. Whether he was drunk or it was a Freudian slip or they mean it I have no idea.* *Victor C. *

  33. 33
    Peter Grimes says:

    Has Dolly returned to just-outside Berkeley yet?

  34. 34
    WATCHER says:

    +10 +10

    + BONUS FOR ROUNDNESS, FIRMNESS, FORM, AND OVERALL BEAUTY, – ALSO, a la Dr Wolfe, – AUDACITY!

  35. 35
    AC1 says:

    Can we have a one off*, windfall execution of our political classes?

    * Until next parliament.

  36. 36
    Peter Grimes says:

    You got a reply!!

  37. 37
    bergen says:

    Quite apart from anything else, perhaps Clegg has it in mind as a large scale job creation exercise for the public sector. It would cost billions and would need the employment of thousands to register the individual wealth of every UK taxpayer.

    And I thought Clegg was from the libertarian tradition of his party.

  38. 38
    Pundit too too says:

    Socialism (Labour) and business do not mix. Water and Oil comes to mind
    Yet they insist on trying, which is good; but almost never with their own money, which is bad.

  39. 39
    JH says:

    He studied in Berkeley, rather than at Berkeley.

    I studied a menu in Cambridge once.

  40. 40
    SP4BS says:

    you know what? I think he is self aware. He knows he’s a dick but pretends he isn’t and just keeps going regardless.

  41. 41
    Ah! Monika says:

    Parkinsons on the return key.
    But great for whipping cream.

  42. 42
    bit.ly says:

    Groupon. Wowzer. Goodypass.
    What a load of shit. All founded on complete bollocks for X-Factor viewers.

  43. 43
    Pundit Too says:

    Could be a slip or perhaps Regan (robot intern) was into beeboid speak in that “We understand” recognized the fact that a majority of the real world believe the BBC is regularly left wing biased, though the BBC do not acknowledge this?
    Whichever way he is due to go to a work gulag for re-education and to learn the error of his ways.

  44. 44
    SP4BS says:

    I hope it was just something akin to “brainstorming”, or when you write a uni essay and stuff in bollocks to pad it out a bit.

    (You wouldnt need to know how much everyone’s got though, just those with over, say 1 million – irrlevant point really)

    Anyway, don’t really really wealthy people live in houses owned by some offshore company with no apparent links to themselves?

  45. 45
    Drop a Daisy cutter on ITV says:

    She must earn a lot from ShITV. Enough for them both to live comfortably. Don’t know what he does. Why can’t these kind of people be glad of having one income, instead of this incessant greed that is all-pervasive in this country? How much does a human being really need to live?

  46. 46
    Goodypass says:

    Yes and the evil Buyometric-led management is making everyone lose their jobs even though everything was just perfect before, or at least it would have been if someone had carried on giving us lots of free money.

    We need to return to Goodypass leadership, and everything will be fine again, providing no-one mentions anything we did last time.

  47. 47
    JH says:

    Food, water, shelter and warmth.

    That’s all we really need to survive. 90% of everything else is bollocks.

  48. 48
    King Billy says:

    You just count the windows. That’s what I did.

  49. 49
    David Hemmings says:

    Make mine a double. I’m old enough now. Well, I would be.

  50. 50
    Shareholder says:

    So a loss of £100,000 is worth splashing? Don’t recall seeing anything about News Corp’s $1,600,000,000 quarterly loss.

  51. 51
    Talking bollocks watch says:

    Can I have your 90% then ?

  52. 52
    Albert Hall says:

    Why did creditors let them run on for so long? I have to guarantee my business overdraft so if I go pop the bank comes for me.

  53. 53
    Anonymous says:

    Socialists should stick to creaming the public purse, it’s what they’re good at.

  54. 54
    Labourite says:

    Their creditors didn’t get their money, Goodypass owes a lot of money to former employees and suppliers

  55. 55
    Haberdasher and draper says:

    £100,000 down the drain? Money well spent.

  56. 56
    Anonymous says:

    Far too much credit! The man is a wanker of the first water!

  57. 57
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    I don’t know what Kate sees in Derek when she could have someone as handsome as me. Boaz.

  58. 58
    Fuck-up from Fife says:

    Just sell some Gold, that’ll cover it.

  59. 59
    Biffo says:

    Strange how anything Dolly touches seems to turn to sh*t. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving person but feeling sorry for anyone losing their job ovr this (apart from Dolly of course)

  60. 60
    Jimmy says:

    “Who would have predicted that…?”

    A business failing? Under this government?

    Came as a complete shock to me.


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