Under chief executive Mike Flewitt, 54, this sports car manufacturer launched five new models last year, including its track-only McLaren P1 GTR — only 35 were made, though each cost nearly £2m. The group has more than 70 showrooms around the world and last year delivered 1,654 cars to customers in 30 countries.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank19
CompanyMcLaren Automotive
ActivitySports car maker
LocationWoking
Sales £m450.6
Operating profit £m23.5
Main shareholdersBahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (57%), TAG Group (12%), Ron Dennis (10%), other investors (21%)
Staff1,492
Founded1985
Websitewww.cars.mclaren.com/home

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