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Become up to £5,000 wealthier—by buying your car at Motorpoint, which claims this is the average saving its customers may make. Started in 1998 by owner-managers David Shelton and Gary Warren, the car supermarket has sites in Derby, Glasgow, Burnley, Newport and Peterborough. A quarter of its customers buy their cars online, only seeing their cars on collection. It celebrated its 10th anniversary by giving away £75,000 of savings to 10 lucky customers. Sales in 2007 reached £298.3m.

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Company details
ActivityCar supermarket
Sales £m298.3
Operating profit £m2.0
Main shareholdersDavid Shelton (49%), Gary Warren (49%), Paul Winfield (2%)

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