Joint chief executives Derek Passant and Kerry Finnon led a management buyout of this Shrewsbury car dealer in December 2004. This is the third buyout for Greenhous since it was founded in 1912. The group, which mainly trades in Shropshire, Staffordshire and the West Midlands, claims to be Britain’s biggest Vauxhall dealer, and also operates Daewoo, Peugeot, DAF and LDV dealerships. Sales totalled £491m in 2005, though margins were slim.

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Company details
Year2006
Rank74
CompanyGreenhous Group
ActivityCar dealer
LocationShrewsbury
Sales £m*491
Profit £m*2
Year endDec 05
Principal shareholdersDerek Passant (50%), Kerry Finnon (50%)
Staff628
Founded1912
Websitewww.gghl.co.uk

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