This Glasgow company says it is Europe’s biggest privately owned car dealer, and last year sold 250,000 vehicles from its 200 dealerships. These are mainly based in Scotland and northwest England, with new sites acquired in Inverness, Elgin and Perth in 2014. The firm was founded in 1954 by chairman and chief executive Sir Arnold Clark, 87, and now also offers repairs, servicing, vehicle rental and insurance.

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Company details
CompanyArnold Clark Automobiles
ActivityCar dealer
Sales £m*3,265
Profit £m*261
Year endDec 14
Principal shareholdersClark family and trusts (100%)

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