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The Importance of Being Caterham: SkiddMark says farewell to Andy Noble

Writing the epitaph of a once great brand is never an easy thing to do, but yesterday I learned of the departure of Sales and Marketing Director Andy Noble from Caterham…

Is DRB-Hicom Fiddling While Lotus Burns..?

For any business to function it needs to produce a product or service, sell it to customers, develop new offerings and promote them in order to generate demand. It also…

Dany Bahar files £6.7m claim against Group Lotus for wrongful dismissal

It will come as no surprise to anyone who's been following Group Lotus recently, that Dany Bahar, who was fired as CEO back in June this year, has initiated a claim for…

Lotus Chief speaks out on his plans for the company as the first Exige S is produced

The first production Exige S came off the assembly line last week, beginning a new phase for the Norfolk sportscar maker. Chief Operating Officer, Aslam Farikullah,…

Behind the story: Lotus eaters take a gamble

Earlier this week I got together with Margareta Pagano, Business Editor of The Independent newspaper, and compared notes on the state of play at Norfolk's favourite car…

Lotus featured by Infinity Loop sculpture at Goodwood – but are they in a Death Spiral?

Each year the Goodwood Festival of Speed showcases a featured marque, a car maker which inspires adoration, perhaps because of its style, success on the track, or the…

Lotus appoints a new Chief Operating Officer, but who is Aslam Bin Farikullah?

In a statement released this evening, DRB-Hicom announced the appointment of Mohd Aslam Bin Farikullah as Lotus' new Chief Operating Officer (COO), at the same time as…

DRB-Hicom say Lotus is for keeps – but what are their plans for the car maker?

DRB-Hicom released a statement last night confirming that beleaguered sports car maker, Lotus, is not for sale. But what is their motivation for providing such an…