This car supermarket, which was founded in Derby in 1998 with the aim of selling new and used cars cheaper than the main dealers, has nine sites across the UK. It is led by co-founder David Shelton, 62, and managing director Mark Carpenter, 43. A new site in Widnes and generally higher levels of consumer confidence helped sales rise 22% to £564.5m last year.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank8
CompanyMotorpoint
ActivityCar supermarket
LocationDerby
Sales £m*564.5
Operating profit £m*12.9
Main shareholdersDavid Shelton (95%), Paul Winfield (5%)
Staff559
Founded1998
Websitewww.motorpoint.co.uk

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda