This car supermarket says more than half its sales come from existing customers attracted by its “no-pressure” approach. The Car People has three dealerships in Wakefield, Manchester and Sheffield. Brothers Martyn and Paul Carnell, 59 and 61 respectively, set up the company in 1999, having previously founded a franchise group which they sold in 1997.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank200
CompanyThe Car People
ActivityCar dealer
LocationWakefield
Sales £m*169.4
Operating profit £m*5.6
Main shareholdersCarnell family (76%), other management (24%)
Staff410
Founded1999
Websitewww.thecarpeople.co.uk

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