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Fallen Angels: GEC/Marconi - From Bellwether to Basket Case

GEC was a British manufacturing titan; a cash-rich producer of everything from washing machines to railway trains. Then in a few years, it rebranded and restructured, shedding most of the old industrial bits to focus on telecoms. The result? By 2005, shiny new Marconi was no more. In the second of our Fallen Angel series, we talk to industrial historian Nick Comfort about one of the most abrupt collapses in UK corporate history and its heavy industrial cost 


Presented by Jonathan Ford and Neil Collins.

With Nicholas Comfort.

Produced and edited by Nick Hilton for Podot.

In association with Briefcase.News

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