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I have looked in to this for you. There is a problem.
The first company, glasgow cleaners, were incorporated in June 2020 and from the following site, you will see who the owner is (under the "people" tab) : https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/SC662876
As for that person (there is one director), he holds 5 directorships - one of those is sparkle sparkle :
However, he has applied to dissolve that company (https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/SC641807) which is of concern.
Because if your contact is with that company, if you had to sue it, once it is dissolved it no longer exists.
In January 2021 someone opposed that application to strike off (https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/SC641807/filing-history) so it would seem that company owes a customer some money and that customer has opposed the application.
I don't know when sparkle sparkle turned up - if it was after January 2021 then the director let you contract with a company knowing it to be insolvent - meaning the director is personally liable to you for any loss. They have also breached their fiduciary duties under company law meaning they may well face criminal liability if they were to be found out.
You can report them (or threaten to report them if this resolved your dispute) to the Insolvency Service :
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Yes, separately to the insolvency service as the director has breached their obligations as a director. It sounds like criminal conduct so I wouldn't be surprised if the director is prosecuted