Joint chief executives Derek Passant and Kerry Finnon led a management buyout of this Shrewsbury car dealer in December 2004 – the third such deal since it was founded in 1912. The group, which operates showrooms and repair centres across Shropshire, Staffordshire and the West Midlands, claims to be Britain’s biggest Vauxhall dealer. It also operates Chevrolet, Saab, Peugeot, DAF and LDV dealerships serving both commercial and consumer markets. Greenhous’s sales were £555m in 2006.

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Company details
Year2007
Rank73
CompanyGreenhous Group
ActivityCar dealer
LocationShrewsbury
Sales £m555
Profit £m6
Year endDec 06
Principal shareholdersDerek Passant (50%), Kerry Finnon (50%)
Staff657
Founded1912
Websitewww.gghl.co.uk

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