John Clark’s passion is cars and motoring. When not in the driving seat at this chain of 11 dealerships in east Scotland, he competes in classic car races throughout Europe. In 2004, he invested £150,000 in a range of 120 small buses, especially adapted for the disabled and developed by the Dutch firm Kusters-Venlo. Sales at the John Clark Motor Group, in which 3i has a 25% stake, reached £167.1m in 2004.

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Company details
Year2005
Rank170
CompanyThe John Clark Motor Group
ActivityCar dealer
LocationAberdeen
Sales £m*167.1
Operating profit £m*2.0
Main shareholdersJohn & Deidre Clark (75%), 3i (25%)
Staff511
Founded1973
Websitewww.john-clark.co.uk

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