Chief executive Mark Robinson, 50, started this business in 2003 with three Toyota showrooms in North Yorkshire. He has since added another 19 dealerships across the north of England and the Midlands, offering eight marques, most recently venturing into Skoda sales with February’s acquisition of a dealership in Morecambe. Sales grew 66% to £173.9m last year, after acquiring 10 new sites in 2013.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank188
CompanyVantage Motor Group
ActivityCar dealer
LocationHarrogate
Sales £m173.9
Operating profit £m1.6
Main shareholdersMark Robinson (63%), Philip White (27%), management (10%)
Staff408
Founded2003
Websitewww.vantagemotorgroup.co.uk

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