Boss of UK company that goes bust posts pictures of his luxury holiday while ex-workers go unpaid

The managing director of a temping agency wound up days before Christmas has been called heartless for boasting of enjoying a Mexican luxury resort while up to 150 of his workers have gone unpaid, the Telegraph reported.

Mike Waterton, 43, posted photographs of himself at the CasaMagna Marriott resort in Cancun days after his agency in Kent went bust wihout warning.

Mr Waterton, who is also an author and motivational speaker, ran TempNetwork which found jobs for hundreds of temporary workers as cleaners, drivers and factory staff.

The firm's workers, many of whom are from Poland, told UK newspapers they had been left owed thousands of pounds when the agency closed its doors on December 11 and many were forced to cancel plans to go home for Christmas.

They were angered to see Mr Waterton seemingly post pictures five days later on his website of him in the pool at the Mexican resort, with his face obscured by his book 50 Grades of Pay: How to Earn More Pay. Another photograph showed two cocktails on a beachside table at the resort.

The hotel charges up to £960 a night for its most luxurious rooms overlooking the sea. the Daily Mail said.