Wrights Group

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Wrightbus workers celebrating as news broke earlier this month that the sale of Wrightbus to Jo Bamford had been agreed in principle. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

The Bamford Bus Company has confirmed it has acquired Wrightbus in Ballymena, Co Antrim. It will initially employ just 60 people while it determines t(...)

The North’s secretary of state, Julian Smith, held out some hope for a deal on Thursday. In a tweet, Mr Smith said the administrators of the business needed ‘space to get a deal over the line’. Photograph: PressEye

Wrightbus, the Ballymena bus-builder, faces liquidation as early as Friday after Jeff Wright, the pastor and majority shareholder of the property comp(...)

Unite union officials George Brash (R) and Colin Graham leaving the Wrightbus plant in Ballymena. File photograph: PA

Administrators of the Wrights Group in Ballymena, Co Antrim, are in exclusive talks with one potential buyer, thought to be hydrogen entrepreneur Jo B(...)

Wrightbus workers and families at Ballymena Showgrounds during a meeting, after the firm entered administration last week. Photograph:  Liam McBurney/PA Wire

There are four potential buyers currently in talks with the administrators of the failed Ballymena bus builder, the Wrights Group, union leaders have (...)

A protest after Wrightbus was placed into administration last week. Photograph: Laura Davison/Pacemaker Press

Union leaders in Northern Ireland have called on members of a Ballymena family who own a site connected with Wrightbus to “do the right thing and hand(...)

Protesters outside Green Pastures church in Ballymena. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Ballymena bus manufacturer that went into administration last week with the loss of 1,200 jobs has received £9.05 million (€10.2 million) of gover(...)

Jeff Wright at the Green Pastures Church in Ballymena, Co Antrim, which was was heavily funded by the Wright family. Photograph:  Stephen Davison

Two unfinished buses stand in the Wrightbus factory in Ballymena, Co Antrim. In front of them, the once-bustling car park for 1,250 workers stands emp(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson gesturing while answering questions on the proroguing of parliament. Photograph: Jessica Taylor / Getty Images

UK prime minister Boris Johnson was in New York when the news from across the Atlantic began to filter through. Standing against the backdrop of the (...)

Jeff Wright, the lead pastor at the Green Pastures Church in Ballymena. Photograph: Stephen Davison

Almost a third of pre-tax profit in the Wright Bus parent company was donated to fund Christian, evangelical and other causes between 2010 and 2017, i(...)

Jeff Wright at the Green Pastures Church in Ballymena. Photograph: Stephen Davison

Wrights Group is ultimately controlled by the Cornerstone Group Limited, which in 2017 made charitable donations of £4.15 million (€4.7 million) to fu(...)

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