Former Spitfire pilot Frank Vindis founded the Vindis Group in 1960 in a Cambridgeshire garage. Today his sons Gary and Nigel oversee a group that includes six Volkswagen, four Audi and Skoda and Bentley dealerships as well as two trade part-supply centres. Its network across the East Midlands also includes a Volkswagen van centre and a large paint and body-repair shop. Although the company’s sales dropped to £192.3m in 2009, its profits rose to £3.9m.

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Company details
Year2010
Rank160
CompanyVindis Group
ActivityCar dealer
LocationCambridgeshire
Sales £m192.3
Operating profit £m3.9
Main shareholdersGary Vindis (50%), Nigel Vindis (50%)
Staff584
Founded1960
Websitewww.vindisgroup.com

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