UK: Octav seems good for his £8m donation - OCTAV BOTNAR.

UK: Octav seems good for his £8m donation - OCTAV BOTNAR. - For those distressed by the difference of opinion between Octav Botnar's Nissan UK and the Inland Revenue - which feels his company has been less generous to them than it might have been - it is

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

For those distressed by the difference of opinion between Octav Botnar's Nissan UK and the Inland Revenue - which feels his company has been less generous to them than it might have been - it is reassuring to know that the Great Ormond Street Hospital is still close to his heart. Botnar is the East European who built up Nissan UK into a multi-million pound empire only to fall out with the parent company. As a result, Nissan now sells its own cars in Britain through a newly-established dealer chain. But Nissan UK does not seem as bereft as might be anticipated. Latest results show dividends doubled from £20 million to £40 million. Charitable donations, too, are just £9,000 less than in the previous year. Within this figure is £152,300 for Great Ormond Street's new wing, part of a donation which will ultimately reach £8 million. Obviously Botnar intends to raise that money - however long his apparently extended Swiss holiday lasts.

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