Shropshire Business

Shropshire lad who built an auto empire

Former Sir John Talbot’s school head boy Robert Forrester, who founded Vertu

Imagine – you spend years with one of the UK’s biggest motor dealerships, leave, then set up another which in less than a decade is turning over more than £2 billion.

Stagecoach rail division faces challenge

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Revenue from Virgin Rail Group's West Coast main line franchise, which includes services from Shrewsbury and Telford to London, was up by by 4.6 per cent in the year to the end of April.