Arnold Clark

This Glasgow company is one of Britain’s largest independent car dealer groups, operating 200 dealerships and 150 service centres across the UK. It sells about 300,000 cars a year and has been expanding its used-car supermarket brand — Arnold Clark Motorstores — as new-car sales decline. Following the death of its founder, Sir Arnold Clark, in 2017, the company has been led by group managing director Eddie Hawthorne, 52.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank8
CompanyArnold Clark
ActivityCar dealer
LocationGlasgow
Sales £m*4,237
Profit £m*294
Year endDec 18
Principal shareholdersClark family and trusts (100%)
Staff12,232
Founded1954
Websitewww.arnoldclark.com

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