Swansway owns 17 dealerships in northwest England and the Midlands, which sell mainly Volkswagen, Audi and Honda cars. Based in Crewe, it bought Citroën and Fiat franchises in Chester last November, and says it has funding in place to make further acquisitions. The business is led by chairman Michael Smyth, 75.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank58
CompanySwansway Group
ActivityCar dealer
LocationCrewe
Sales £m369.1
Operating profit £m6.7
Main shareholdersMichael Smyth (100%)
Staff626
Founded2002
Websitewww.swanswaygarages.com

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