In 1983, when chairman John Bloor, 75, visited a derelict factory that had once produced motorcycles, he was hoping to buy a building site for his Derbyshire-based Bloor Homes. He ended up buying the Leicestershire motorbike brand Triumph. The bike brand and homebuilder, plus plant hire company Pickerings, make up Bloor Investments. Profits were up 44% to £215m with sales rising 25% to £1.4bn, driven by a strong housing market and the sale of 63,000 motorbikes, up 7,000 on the year before.
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