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GKN in the 1970s: when nostalgia ruled

The takeover battle for GKN, spiced with rumours that closure of the company’s head office will be the first act of the successful vampire squid outfit known as Melrose, has stirred personal memories.  Forty years ago I worked for Guest, Keen & Nettlefolds in its head office, then located at the top end of Heath Street in Smethwick. My curiosity over recent weeks has focused on the presumption of those opposed to the takeover that the company’s 18th century origins, […]

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