This Canterbury-based family business was started by Thomas Obee in 1972 with a Toyota franchise. Under the management of his three sons — Gary, 52, Glen, 51, and Thomas, 46 — the group added its tenth car brand in January, with the opening of a Maserati showroom in Maidstone. Eight new dealerships last year contributed to a 34% rise in sales to £254.9m.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank104
CompanyMotorline Holdings
ActivityCar dealer
LocationCanterbury
Sales £m254.9
Operating profit £m5.2
Main shareholdersGary Obee (33.3%), Glen Obee (33.3%), Thomas Obee (33.3%)
Staff611
Founded1972
Websitewww.motorline.co.uk

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