This East Midlands dealer says it plants a tree for every car and van it sells, and is working with the Carbon Trust to find more ways of going green. The family-owned company began life as a service station before moving into the car retail business in 1953, and, unusually for its industry, was granted a royal warrant in 1974. Today Sandicliffe has 12 outlets selling new and used cars and vans and is still owned by the founding Barton and Woodhouse families. Sales reached £154.6m in 2006.

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Company details
Year2007
Rank228
CompanySandicliffe
ActivityCar and van dealer
LocationNottingham
Sales £m154.6
Operating profit £m4
Main shareholdersWoodhouse family (50%), Barton family (50%)
Staff695
Founded1948
Websitewww.sandicliffe.co.uk

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