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From a single motor dealership in Bristol Street, Birmingham, in 1913, this firm has grown into a network of 31 dealers with combined sales of £765m in 2001, when it had 2,366 employees. It also operates two used-car hypermarkets under the Motor Nation brand. In 1997 the management took over the company in a buyout backed by Legal & General Ventures, which gave up its stake this year in a £30m deal.

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Company details
CompanyBristol Street Group
ActivityCar dealer
Sales £m765
Profit £m7
Year endDec 01
Principal shareholdersPast and current senior mgt (80%), other mgt (20%)

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