Founded 16 years ago with just one Audi and two Volkswagen outlets, this car dealership has continued its prolific growth in southern England under chairman David Newman, 52, and chief executive John O’Hanlon, 43. The company added its first Land Rover franchise in May and now has marques that include BMW, Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank36
CompanyRidgeway
ActivityCar dealer
LocationNewbury
Sales £m443.9
Operating profit £m10.2
Main shareholdersDavid Newman (90%), John O'Hanlon (10%)
Staff1,010
Founded1997
Websitewww.ridgeway.co.uk

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