Whitehouse Group

Bill Whitehouse, a racing driver, founded this car group in 1936 but it wasn’t until 60 years later under a new management team that sales really took off. In the past two years the firm has added nine new Audi, BMW and Mercedes franchises in Kent and Essex. Whitehouse Group, which remains entirely owned by Bill’s son Brian and his family, now has 27 franchises and in 2004 had sales of £368m.

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Company details
Year2005
Rank94
CompanyWhitehouse Group
ActivityCar dealer
LocationKent
Sales £m368
Profit £m8
Year endMar 04
Principal shareholdersBrian Whitehouse and family (100%)
Staff1,082
Founded1946
Websitewww.whitehouse.uk.com

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