UK: End of the road for the "White Van Man"?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by arkitect, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. arkitect macrumors 601

    arkitect

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    What now "White Van Man"*?
    Van firm LDV into administration.

    With the numbers about, you just take them for granted, but another one UK company bites the dust.

    BBC Link

    *The term White Van Man was first coined by Sarah Kennedy on Radio 2 in 1997. His reputation as an aggressive and inconsiderate driver is a modern myth. His existence has led to studies by sociologist and even censure from politicians. However, others claim he is misunderstood and that he represents the legion of workers who help keep the economy turning - the service engineers, roofers, the drivers who supply shops with goods. As a result, when White Van Man suffers, we all suffer. Link
     
  2. Fizzoid macrumors 68020

    Fizzoid

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    They mostly use Transits and Sprinters anyway, and Vauxhall's offering has become more popular over the past few years
     
  3. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

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    LDV's days were numbered when they withdrew their sponsorship of the Associate Members' Cup.
     
  4. peskaa macrumors 68020

    peskaa

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    I've seen less and less LDVs out and about - other firms seem to have noticed the market for white vans (and other colours!) and are doing well - probably why LDV have gone bust!
     
  5. OllyW Moderator

    OllyW

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    We've won that! :D

    Sherpa Trophy.jpg
     
  6. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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