This Canterbury-based family business was started by Thomas Obee in 1972 with a Toyota franchise. Under the management of his three sons — Gary, 53, Glen, 52, and Thomas, 47 — the group now has 10 car brands and opened a second Maserati dealership in Cardiff in April. A 31% increase in sales in 2014 was driven by the company’s continued expansion in southwest England.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank64
CompanyMotorline Holdings
ActivityCar dealer
LocationCanterbury
Sales £m333.7
Operating profit £m5.8
Main shareholdersGary Obee (33.3%), Glen Obee (33.3%), Thomas Obee (33.3%)
Staff763
Founded1972
Websitewww.motorline.co.uk

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