From franchises across the Midlands, Yorkshire, Lancashire and Lincolnshire, this family-owned company sells new and used cars and vans, including Vauxhall, Citroën and Peugeot. The Derby group also provides fleet management, rental and financing. Under chairman and founder Trevor Reeve, 67, profits increased 97% last year to £6.6m.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank41
CompanyPentagon
ActivityCar dealer
LocationDerby
Sales £m440.4
Operating profit £m6.6
Main shareholdersReeve family (90%), Andrew Flinn (5%), Graham Hall (5%)
Staff954
Founded1991
Websitewww.pentagon-group.co.uk

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