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Spire was founded in 2006 by managing director Darren Guiver, 45, and finance director Kim Richardson, 57, when they bought three Audi showrooms. This year they paid £7.5m for four BMW and Mini dealerships. The business has seven outlets in North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

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Company details
CompanySpire Automotive
ActivityCar dealer
Sales £m166.4
Operating profit £m5.1
Main shareholdersDarren Guiver (70%), Kim Richardson (30%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda