From its 26 franchise points in the East Midlands, South Yorkshire and the northwest of England this company sells a range of new and used cars and vans. Marques include Vauxhall, Jeep, Fiat, Saab and Peugeot. Pentagon also provides fleet management, rental and financing. Managing director Trevor Reeve founded the business in 1991 and has built it up through acquisition and organic growth, opening four new dealerships in 2010, and two this year. Sales grew to £384.6m in 2010.

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Company details
Year2011
Rank48
CompanyPentagon
ActivityCar dealer
LocationDerby
Sales £m384.6
Operating profit £m3.6
Main shareholdersReeve family (90%), Andrew Flinn (5%), Graham Hall (5%)
Staff788
Founded1991
Websitewww.pentagon-group.co.uk

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