Founded in 1960 by Frank Vindis, a Czech former Spitfire pilot, the Vindis Group began as a garage in Sawston, near Cambridge. His sons Gary and Nigel are now joint managing directors and oversee the company’s network of car dealerships across the southeast. The company now includes six Volkswagen and two Skoda retailers, four Audi centres, a Lotus dealership, a Volkswagen van centre and a large paint and body repair shop. Sales grew to £211.6m in 2007.

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Company details
CompanyVindis Group
ActivityCar dealer
Sales £m211.6
Operating profit £m4.8
Main shareholdersGary Vindis (50%), Nigel Vindis (50%)

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