Bournemouth-based Westover began life more than 90 years ago as a Morris Motors dealership and now has 28 sites in Dorset and Wiltshire, selling marques including Lexus and Toyota. In 1984, Peter Wood, 67, now chairman, led a buyout, and has subsequently expanded the business through a series of acquisitions.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank54
CompanyWestover Group
ActivityCar dealer
LocationBournemouth
Sales £m333
Operating profit £m7.9
Main shareholdersPeter Wood and family trust (100%)
Staff806
Founded1923
Websitewww.westovergroup.co.uk

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