Car sales, car financing and property make up the three elements of this Warwickshire business. Set up in 1976 by chairman Lord Edmiston, 70, IM Group owns franchises for Subaru, Isuzu and China’s Great Wall Motor Company. It sells cars in the Nordic regions as well as the UK and in 2016 increased European sales by 37% to £229.6m. Also last year, chief executive Andrew Edmiston, 48, led the sale of an industrial portfolio to Malaysia’s state pension scheme for £200m, which resulted in a £12m fall in rental income.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank2
CompanyIM Group
ActivityCar distributor
LocationColeshill, nr. Birmingham
Sales £m626.9
Operating profit £m96
Main shareholdersLord Edmiston (100%)
Staff460
Founded1976
Websitewww.imgroup.co.uk

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