The founder, chairman and chief executive of this Glasgow company, Sir Arnold Clark, 89, died in April, having turned it into Britain’s largest independent group of car dealerships. Clark started trading cars in the early 1950s after leaving the RAF and using his demobilisation money to buy a Morris Ten Four for £70. Now led by managing director Eddie Hawthorne, 50, the business stocks more than 18,000 cars at its 200 dealerships, which in 2016 had a record turnover of £3.7bn.
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