Car sales, car financing and property make up the three parts of IM Group, based in Warwickshire. Set up in 1976 by chairman Lord Edmiston, 69, with a £6,000 redundancy payout from the collapse of sports car maker Jensen, International Motors now owns franchises for Subaru, Isuzu and China’s Great Wall marque. The property arm of the business has an investment portfolio of £900m across Britain, continental Europe and America. Edmiston’s son Andrew, 46, is managing director.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank33
CompanyIM Group
ActivityCar distributor
LocationWest Midlands
Sales £m471.6
Operating profit £m72.4
Main shareholdersLord Edmiston (100%)
Staff429
Founded1976
Websitewww.imgroup.co.uk

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