What began in 1909 as a business chauffeuring Cambridge undergraduates is now responsible for maintaining the RAF’s Hercules fleet, military and civil aircraft,_x000D_
and a chain of 42 car dealerships in southeast England selling 16 different marques. It also makes trucks for the British Army, defence vehicles for the government, and mobile operating theatres for the NHS. It even designed Concorde’s famous droop nose. Marshall’s sales rose to £536m in 2003, the last year for which figures are available. The founder’s grandson Michael Marshall now runs the firm.

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Company details
Year2005
Rank59
CompanyMarshall Group
ActivityConglomerate
LocationCambridge
Sales £m536
Profit £m13
Year endDec 03
Principal shareholdersMichael Marshall and family trusts (51%)
Staff3,527
Founded1909
Websitewww.marshallgroup.co.uk

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