Gamble of the week: a throwback to the old days

This Midlands metal basher is a throwback to the days when companies just got on with their own business and spent little time wooing the suits in the City.

For over 50 years, the maker of castings that end up in big heavy trucks has been under the influence of executive chairman Brian Cooke – by all accounts a no-nonsense kind of man who apparently prefers paper records to computers and doesn’t like talking to the City that much.

There’s a lot to like about this ‘what you see is what you get’ approach. The company also has a reputation [...]

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