Profit Track 100

Started in 1957 by the late John Squires from a single used-car garage in Newcastle, Benfield now has 26 dealerships in northeast England, Cumbria and Yorkshire. The firm, run by Squires’s son John, stocks a variety of marques including Ford, Renault, Toyota and Volkswagen. It has servicing facilities at every site, and also hires out cars. Profits rose 46% a year from £2.1m in 2000 to £6.6m in 2003.

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Company details
Year2005
Rank98
CompanyBenfield Motor Group
ActivityCar dealer
LocationNewcastle upon Tyne
Annual profit growth45.73%
Latest profits £000s6,617
Latest sales £000s278,936
Staff1,098
Founded1957
Websitewww.drivebenfield.com

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