This firm sells cars, vans and motorbikes across northern England and the Midlands. Now based in Stratford-upon-Avon, the family-owned company is still run by Terry Lister and Keith Bradshaw, who founded the business in 1979 with a single VW-Audi dealership in Coventry. Listers has swelled to about 40 outlets today, selling marques such as Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler and Toyota. It also has two accident-repair centres. Sales at the company increased by £69m to £429m in 2005.

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Company details
Year2006
Rank90
CompanyListers
ActivityCar dealer
LocationStratford-upon-Avon
Sales £m429
Profit £m5
Year endMar 05
Principal shareholdersTerry Lister (27%), Keith Bradshaw (26%), Geoffrey Lister (15%)
Staff1,248
Founded1979
Websitewww.listersgroup.co.uk

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