Originally a bicycle-repair shop, this car dealership was founded by Wally Harwood in 1931. Today it is managed by Wally’s son, Guy, and has 13 sites in southeast England selling luxury marques such as Aston Martin, Bentley, Audi, Jaguar and Land Rover. The company also runs petrol stations and operates three accident-repair centres, along with a truck dealership. Sales grew 22% to £264.4m in 2010.

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Company details
Year2011
Rank123
CompanyHarwoods
ActivityCar dealer
LocationWest Sussex
Sales £m264.4
Operating profit £m6.5
Main shareholdersGuy Harwood and family (100%)
Staff666
Founded1931
Websitewww.harwoods.uk.com

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