By the time you read this blog, the ink should be drying on the contract for a new HQ for Saab GB in Milton Keynes.

This move to the spiritual home of the UK’s car distribution industry is a significant one for Saab, since it marks the physical as well as spiritual separation from GM.

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With a planned compliment of 300 staff, the new head office should be fully operational by the end of the year, the time lag accounted for by the not inconsiderable task of unravelling Saab’s operations from those of Vauxhall and Chevrolet.

In a GM-inspired drive to boost productivity, workers in back room functions had become multi-taskers, constantly juggling projects for the three brands. Now many of those people are pondering their futures – stay with GM or move to Saab?