Man who got swagger back for Aston Martin is ready for long game

Man who got swagger back for Aston Martin is ready for long game – Karl West

Despite carmaker’s disappointing stock market debut, Andy Palmer says investors feel ‘pretty good’

Andy Palmer has written himself into the history books. The Aston Martin chief executive has done something this week that nobody has done for almost 30 years – float a car company on the London Stock Exchange.

It doesn’t sound like much. But UK investors are notoriously averse to the thrills and spills offered by car manufacturers, preferring the more esoteric world of outsourcers, service providers and financial firms.

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5th October 20183:23 pm