The Marshall Group operates in sectors including aerospace, defence, property and motor retail. Its largest subsidiary is its car dealership, listed on AIM, which accounted for 84% of sales in 2016. The Cambridge firm is led by Robert Marshall, 54, the fourth generation of the family to run it. His father, Sir Michael Marshall, 85, retired as chairman in 2016 and was replaced by Alex Dorrian, 70.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank19
CompanyMarshall Group
ActivityConglomerate
LocationCambridge
Sales £m*2,260
Profit £m*63
Year endDec 16
Principal shareholdersSir Michael Marshall, Robert Marshall & family trusts (71%), others (29%)
Staff6,059
Founded1909
Websitewww.marshallgroup.co.uk

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