This motor dealership group sells new and used Mercedes-Benz and Smart cars from its seven showrooms in the West Midlands. Owned by the Guest and Forbes families, it is run by chairman Ken Forbes, 64. Its Shrewsbury business relocated to a new £4m facility last June, helping to boost new car sales in 2014 by 50% and raise revenues 27% to £241.3m.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank112
CompanyDrayton Group
ActivityCar dealer
LocationWest Midlands
Sales £m241.3
Operating profit £m5.4
Main shareholdersGuest family (77%), Ken and Jane Forbes (23%)
Staff387
Founded1953
Websitewww.draytongroup.co.uk

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