THE GUARDIAN Production of the Rover 2000 at Solihull resumed yesterday after being halted for nearly a week by two strikes at a firm supplying parts. Sixteen internal drivers and […]
THE OBSERVER By Peter Deeley Sir Donald Stokes, head of Leyland Motors,’very nearly’ made a takeover bid for British Motor Holdings instead of last week’s £320 million merger – and […]
MAURICE CORINA and PHILIP JACOBSON After months of tough behind the scenes negotiations – brought to a head in the past four days by Leyland Motors determination to bid, if […]
At the offices of Cooper Brothers in London, BMH and Leyland men sign a document called ‘Heads of Agreement and Principles of Management Structure’. At 1.45pm the Stock Exchange is […]
At around 1 am in Sir Donald Stokes St James, London flat, Joseph Edwards (BMH) agrees to the BMH-Leyland merger. At 10 am there is another BMH-Leyland meeting held in […]
A Sunday evening meeting at Sir Donald Stokes flat in St James, London is planned between senior Leyland and BMH executives. In the event only Sir George Harriman of BMH […]
Sir Frank Kearton lunches with Joseph Edwards (BMH) at his Courtaulds office in the City of London. Afterwards Sir Donald Stokes phones Kearton to discuss the meeting.
Sir Frank Kearton meets Sir George Harriman (BMH). Location unknown.
Sir Donald Stokes meets Prime Minister Harold Wilson at the Triumph plant on snow covered Merseyside. Stokes expresses his frustration at the slowness of merger negotiations and confesses he is […]
THE GUARDIAN Jaguar Cars, of Coventry , which had to close on Monday because of absenteeism, reported normal working yesterday.