Specialist Cars started life in the 1970s as a subsidiary of a VW Audi dealership in Stevenage, and is now a specialist retailer of BMWs, Minis and parts. Under joint managing directors Michael Donovan, 60, and Clive Fletcher, 56, the launch of new BMW models helped turnover reach £169.6m last year.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank199
CompanySpecialist Cars
ActivityCar dealer
LocationStevenage
Sales £m169.6
Operating profit £m2.3
Main shareholdersMichael Donovan (50%), Clive Fletcher (50%)
Staff286
Founded2007
Websitewww.specialistcarsbmw.co.uk

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