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Nettlefolds and the Woodscrew Trade, 1918–39

  • Edgar Jones

Abstract

Speaking of the mid-1930s when he joined GKN, W.W. Fea, a chartered accountant later to become finance director, recalled,

they had monthly accounts in those days and the Nettlefolds division [sic] was the real backbone of GKN, and my job was to take them up to Mr. [E.C.] Drake, who was the group secretary and chief accountant, and he would incorporate them in the group figures that he gave to the board … I got the impression from him that the Nettlefolds’ profits were the most important, because they were stable. In fact the biggest shock they ever had was when I had to report a loss one month.2

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