Top Track 250

Chairman Nigel Spokes, 58, took a controlling interest in this car rental company in 1999 and it has remained family-owned ever since. Operating under both the Dollar and Thrifty brands it hires out self-drive private and commercial vehicles from more than 1,300 locations across 99 countries. It has headquarters in Exeter and 110 locations in the UK. Last year’s sales were £116.1m, and although rising vehicle costs and new outlets meant profits dipped by 4%, it still made a £29.5m profit.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank247
CompanyThrifty
ActivityCar rental company
LocationExeter
Sales £m116.1
Operating profit £m29.5
Main shareholdersSpokes familly (100%)
Staff1,437
Founded1971
Websitewww.thrifty.co.uk

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