This car supermarket says more than half its sales come from existing customers attracted by its “no-pressure” approach. Already operating sites in Wakefield, Manchester and Sheffield, The Car People has added a fourth showroom at Warrington. Brothers Martyn and Paul Carnell, 61 and 63, set up the Wakefield company in 1999, having previously founded a franchise group they sold in 1997.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank136
CompanyThe Car People
ActivityCar dealer
LocationWakefield
Sales £m178.7
Operating profit £m6.5
Main shareholdersCarnell family (76%), other management (24%)
Staff440
Founded1999
Websitewww.thecarpeople.co.uk

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