Call for removal of Rover taskforce chief
Alchemy Partners, the private equity business that is negotiating to buy Rover from BMW, yesterday called for the replacement of Alex Stephenson, head of a taskforce set up by the government to prepare for expected widescale job losses. Alchemy is concerned that Mr Stephenson's brother, Nick, is involved in a rival bid for the carmaker, led by John Towers, a Midlands entrepreneur and former Rover executive.
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