Founded in 1951 by Frank McKee, Carcraft has grown into a leader in the car hypermarket industry. As well as vehicles, it offers customers the financing they need to buy them. The Rochdale firm operates 10 sites from Birtley near Gateshead to Chertsey and West Thurrock in the southeast each averaging 12 acres and displaying up to 1,500 new and used vehicles. The company is now run by the founder’s sons, Darren and Noel, who are purchasing director and chief executive respectively. Sales hit £359.5m in 2007.

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Company details
Year2008
Rank41
CompanyUK Car Group
ActivityCar dealer
LocationRochdale
Sales £m359.5
Operating profit £m6.2
Main shareholdersNoel and Darren McKee and family (100%)
Staff1,463
Founded1951
Websitewww.ukcargroup.com

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