This Swindon car dealership group operates 27 sales and after-sales motor dealerships across England, selling marques including Aston Martin, Jaguar and Ford. The group was launched in 2006 by Mark Lavery with backing from Promethean Investments, as part of a buy-and-build strategy to purchase distressed and under-performing auto dealerships. In late 2007 the company bought 15 sites from Summit Auto Group, and four sites from the Caledonia Motor Group, helping to achieve the biggest sales increase on the league table, of 696% from £26.3m in 2007, to £187.9m in 2008.

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Company details
Year2009
Rank193
CompanyCambria Automobiles
ActivityCar dealer
LocationSwindon
Sales £m187.9
Operating profit £m2.6
Main shareholdersMark Lavery (50%), Promethean Investments (50%)
Staff748
Founded2006
Websitewww.motorparks.co.uk

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