This Leicester firm was established in 2003 when joint managing directors Steve Bessex, 58, and Paul Manning, 60, bought one Kawasaki and nine Vauxhall dealerships. They have since added a further three Vauxhall sites. In addition to car sales and aftercare, the group provides body repairs and also runs a parts business.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank114
CompanyDrive Motor Retail
ActivityCar dealer
LocationLeicester
Sales £m237.2
Operating profit £m4.6
Main shareholdersSteve Bessex (50%), Paul Manning (50%)
Staff722
Founded2003
Websitewww.drivevauxhall.co.uk

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