This car supermarket, which was founded in Derby in 1998 with the aim of selling new and used cars cheaper than the main dealers, opened its seventh site last year, in Birmingham. Under co-founder David Shelton, 61, and managing director Mark Carpenter, 42, profits grew 46% to a record £8.1m in 2014.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank36
CompanyMotorpoint
ActivityCar supermarket
LocationDerby
Sales £m*463.3
Operating profit £m*8.1
Main shareholdersDavid Shelton (95%), Paul Winfield (5%)
Staff449
Founded1998
Websitewww.motorpoint.co.uk

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda