This Yorkshire firm, founded in 1964 and now with more than 1,250 workers, says that it is Britain’s largest leisure vehicle manufacturer, making touring caravans, motorhomes and holiday homes. It also sponsors one of the top teams in the British Rally Championship. Managing director James Turner, 48, led the second phase of a management buyout in March, following a first transaction in 2012, from the founder’s son and current chairman, Peter Smith, 69.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank88
CompanyThe Swift Group
ActivityCaravan and motorhome manufacturer
LocationEast Yorkshire
Sales £m273.3
Operating profit £m18.1
Main shareholdersManagement (59%), Smith family (33%), other (8%)
Staff1,200
Founded1964
Websitewww.swiftleisure.co.uk

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