This car dealer has grown from a single showroom in 1973, selling sports cars to people working in Aberdeen’s booming oil industry, to one of Scotland’s biggest motor trade groups. Led by founder and chairman John Clark, 68, with support from his son Christopher, 39, the eponymous firm now runs 11 franchises across 24 dealerships in north and east Scotland. 2014 saw a fifth consecutive year of record results with 23,492 vehicles sold, driving turnover up 28% to £604.1m. A £9m Audi showroom is due to open in Aberdeen this year.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank3
CompanyThe John Clark Motor Group
ActivityCar dealer
LocationAberdeen
Sales £m604.1
Operating profit £m12.3
Main shareholdersJohn Clark and family (100%)
Staff1,031
Founded1973
Websitewww.john-clark.co.uk

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