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Established in 1919, this Oxford business operates 27 franchised car dealerships across 12 sites from Bristol to Grimsby. It sells new and used cars and vans, including Ford, Land Rover, Jaguar and Nissan. The firm also provides finance, insurance and aftersales services. Despite a £5m drop in sales after the disposal of two Vauxhall franchises, chairman Peter Homes, 61, saw profits increase to £8.7m.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank99
CompanyHartwell
ActivityCar dealer
LocationOxford
Annual profit growth42.08%
Latest profits £000s8,659
Latest sales £000s253,135
Staff682
Founded1919
Websitewww.hartwell.co.uk

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