John Martin founded his car business in the 1960s from a lock-up garage in Edinburgh, and it has grown to become one of Scotland’s leading car dealers. JM Group owns several repair centres and more than 20 car showrooms in Scotland, selling a range of marques from Aston Martin to Volvo. Its trading names include Belmont, Murray Motor Company and Dunedin. Still wholly owned by chairman Martin and his family, the Edinburgh firm posted annualised sales of £215.7m in 2006.

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Company details
CompanyJM Group
ActivityCar dealer
Sales £m*215.7
Operating profit £m*2.0
Main shareholdersJohn Martin and family (100%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda