Before taking the reins of this West Sussex car dealership from his father, chairman Guy Harwood, 76, was a renowned jockey and horse trainer. His horse Dancing Brave won the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in 1986. Harwoods now has 18 sites in southern England selling luxury marques such as Aston Martin, Bentley, Jaguar and Land Rover.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank31
CompanyHarwoods
ActivityCar dealer
LocationWest Sussex
Sales £m474.6
Operating profit £m13.1
Main shareholdersGuy Harwood and family (100%)
Staff812
Founded1931
Websitewww.harwoods.uk.com

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