How was your Sunday? Church in the morning… roast lunch… walk to the pub… sudden desire to recalculate the value of your order book, phone your PRs and have them issue a press release…? No?That last activity was probably not top of the list for many of you, writes Matthew Vincent. But you’re not all head of GKN’s automotive division and facing a hostile takeover bid from Melrose, are you? Spare a thought, then for Phil Swash, who seems to have foregone the sermonising, the horseradish and a few swift halves in favour of a spreadsheet.He needed it to help convince shareholders of GKN’s potential as an independent company, rather than a £7bn acquisition for Melrose. Even though those shareholders may have been in the pews or getting outside a Yorkshire pudding and an IPA at that precise
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