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Since its founding in 1998, Motorpoint claims to have sold more than 180,000 cars. About a quarter of its customers buy online, and the company says that it has sold a car to every postal area in the UK. Last year it also launched an online car auction through its Auction4Cars website, and founders David Shelton and Gary Warren led the company to sales of £313.9m in 2008.

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Company details
ActivityCar supermarket
Sales £m313.9
Operating profit £m1.7
Main shareholdersDavid Shelton (49%), Gary Warren (49%), Paul Winfield (2%)

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