The West Country car dealer Helston Garages, founded 40 years ago by chairman David Carr, operates 19 sites in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset. The company’s flagship forecourt is Helston Volkswagen but the business, which had sales of £267.1m in 2004, also represents Audi, BMW, Jeep, Maserati, Ferrari, Porsche, Land Rover and other marques.

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Company details
CompanyHelston Garages
ActivityCar dealer
Sales £m*267.1
Operating profit £m*8.0
Main shareholdersDavid and Betty Carr (100%)

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