Mercedez-Benz dealer Meteor operates seven showrooms across West Midlands and says it is one of the brand’s top British distributors. The company, which trades as the Drayton Group, has been selling Mercedes cars for nearly half a century, also providing servicing and ancillary services. Owned by the Guest and Forbes families, and run by chief executive Ken Forbes, a refurbishment and improvement programme at its sites helped 2007 sales reach £188.7m.

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Company details
Year2008
Rank216
CompanyDrayton Group
ActivityCar dealer
LocationWest Midlands
Sales £m188.7
Operating profit £m4.5
Main shareholdersGuest family (82%), Ken and Jane Forbes (18%)
Staff430
Founded1953
Websitewww.draytongroup.co.uk

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