Chief executive Peter Waddell, 51, who started his enterprise some 30 years ago by selling used cars from his driveway, now stocks thousands of pre-owned BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Volkswagen cars at his two sites in Kent. Demand for prestige used cars drove sales up 26% to £174.6m this year, and the dealer is opening an additional site at Blue Bell Hill in Maidstone, which will eventually become its principal place of business.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank143
CompanyBig Motoring World
ActivityCar dealer
LocationAddington, Kent
Sales £m174.6
Operating profit £m7.2
Main shareholdersPete Waddell (80%), Trustees of Jack Waddell estate (20%)
Staff171
Founded2003
Websitewww.bigmotoringworld.co.uk

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