West Midlands Mercedes-Benz dealer Meteor operates seven showrooms across the region, and says it is one of the brand’s top British distributors. The company, which trades as Drayton Group, is owned by the Guest and Forbes families, and has been selling Mercedes cars for half a century. Chief executive Ken Forbes oversaw sales of £179.3m in 2006.

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Company details
Year2007
Rank185
CompanyDrayton Group
ActivityCar dealer
LocationWest Midlands
Sales £m179.3
Operating profit £m5
Main shareholdersGuest family (82%), Ken and Jane Forbes (18%)
Staff438
Founded1953
Websitewww.draytongroup.co.uk

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