Founded as a coachmaker in 1893, Beadles evolved into a car dealership. It was family-owned until 1987, when it was sold to joint chairmen Peter Liddle and Paul Boast, both 68. Operating out of 12 branches in Kent and south London, it has Kia, Vauxhall, Nissan, Land Rover, Skoda and Volkswagen dealerships.

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Company details
CompanyBeadles Group
ActivityCar dealer
Sales £m184.7
Operating profit £m3.2
Main shareholdersPaul Boast (47.3%), Peter Liddle (47.3%), Richard Johnson (5.4%)

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