Formed in 1959 as a motorbike sales outlet, this company now sells and services prestige cars, including the BMW, Ferrari, Porsche, Maserati and Lotus marques, through dealerships in Bristol, Swindon, Hungerford and Cardiff. The group is managed by Peter Lovett, son of founder Dick Lovett, whose passion for motor sport led him to compete five times at Le Mans. In 2009 he saw operating profit increase to £5.1m, despite a fall in sales to £224.5m.

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Company details
Year2010
Rank130
CompanyDick Lovett Companies
ActivityCar dealer
LocationSwindon
Sales £m224.5
Operating profit £m5.1
Main shareholdersPeter Lovett (100%)
Staff451
Founded1966
Websitewww.dicklovett.co.uk

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