In 1953, five years after starting up as a service station in Nottingham, Sandicliffe became a Ford car dealer. It now employs 651 staff at 12 East Midlands dealerships, and still sells Ford vehicles in addition to Mazda, Suzuki, Kia and Fiat. In 1974 its Nottingham dealership was awarded a royal warrant by the Queen. Still owned by the founding Barton and Woodhouse families, group sales were £165.2m in 2009 under chairman Andrew Woodhouse and managing director Reg Tutt.

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Company details
Year2010
Rank202
CompanySandicliffe
ActivityCar and van dealer
LocationNottingham
Sales £m165.2
Operating profit £m3.5
Main shareholdersWoodhouse family (50%), Barton family (50%)
Staff651
Founded1948
Websitewww.sandicliffe.co.uk

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