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Author Topic: Hornby's new CEO appointment - not sure if this is good news or not.  (Read 404 times)

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Hornby have named their new CEO as Lyndon Davies (owner of Oxford Diecast) .

Hopefully Lyndon can drag Hornby back up the model industry ladder. Would hate so see Oxford dragged down as a result of this. Tim Mulhall of Oxford Rail, and Simon Kohler formerly at Hornby will act as his special aides.

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Re: Hornby's new CEO appointment - not sure if this is good news or not.
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2017, 05:08:02 pm »
Wish them the best of luck, it would be nice too see hornby back at the top again. We would miss them if they ever disappeared.

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Re: Hornby's new CEO appointment - not sure if this is good news or not.
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2017, 05:51:34 pm »
Good to see Simon Kohler will be working with him, that really is good news. If anyone knows model railways inside out and back to front it is him.

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Re: Hornby's new CEO appointment - not sure if this is good news or not.
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2017, 07:48:39 pm »
Is this the precursor to an Oxford Diecast buyout of Hornby? :D
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Re: Hornby's new CEO appointment - not sure if this is good news or not.
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2017, 10:18:25 pm »
I've had a brainwave :idea:
Oxford Diecast could start making 1/148 scale Hornby stuff :D
(Yeah - I know. Not so much brainwave as brainfreeze)

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Re: Hornby's new CEO appointment - not sure if this is good news or not.
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2017, 12:03:46 am »
Is this the precursor to an Oxford Diecast buyout of Hornby? :D

Possibly. The stock market statement included the line "Hornby is exploring the opportunity to invest in LCD. Further information will be released in due course."

LCD is LCD Enterprises Limited which owns the Oxford Diecast brands of which Lyndon Davies is the majority shareholder

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Re: Hornby's new CEO appointment - not sure if this is good news or not.
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2017, 08:50:47 am »
Is this the precursor to an Oxford Diecast buyout of Hornby? :D

Nice idea, but lots of technical issues in the way of that happening because of the ownership structures involved. Besides Oxford as a private company is tiny by comparison with Hornby as a public company no matter how successful Hornby has been in lowering its sales revenue and profit. Hornby's losses last year were almost double the Oxford sales revenue!
« Last Edit: October 04, 2017, 08:55:19 am by woodbury22uk, Reason: Grammar »
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