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People and Business: IT's Lapthorne

MORSE, THE IT services company, has announced its intention to float and has appointed a heavyweight non-executive chairman, Richard Lapthorne, to help its cause. Mr Lapthorne is finance director and vice chairman of British Aerospace, and has a clutch of other non-exec directorships, including Nycomed Amersham, Orange and Robert Fleming.

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