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
Year2005
Rank33
CompanyHelston Garages
ActivityCar dealer
LocationCornwall
Sales £m*267.1
Operating profit £m*8.0
Main shareholdersDavid and Betty Carr (100%)
Staff721
Founded1960
Websitewww.helstongarages.co.uk

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