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Benfield Motor Group leads car dealers in Sunday Times list

Benfield Motor Group is the highest placed privately owned car dealer in the latest Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250.

The group was in 16th position overall in the table which ranks companies by sales in their latest available accounts. Benfield posted sales of £540m in the year to December 2012.

The motor retail industry was well represented within the Sunday Times list, with 33 car dealers in the table. Both Ridgeway Group and Perrys placed within the top 40 companies in the list.

The league table complements the Sunday Times Top Track 100 league table of Britain’s private companies with the biggest sales, listing the next 250 biggest companies, provided either sales or operating profits have increased by at least 10% from the penultimate to their latest financial year.

Mark Squires, Benfield chief executive, said: “We are again delighted to be flying the flag for North East businesses and the UK motor trade in the top 250 league table.

“It is vital the region’s businesses continue to work together for the good of the region and its economy. It is also particularly pleasing therefore to see several other leading North East businesses prominently placed in this high profile listing.”

Benfield has 34 retail outlets throughout the North East of England, Yorkshire, Cumbria and South West Scotland across a portfolio 16 car retail brands.

Company name and Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 position

  • Benfield Motor Group 16
  • Ridgeway Group 36
  • Perrys 38
  • Motorpoint 58
  • Rybrook 60
  • John Clark Motor Group 62
  • Pentagon 66
  • Stoneacre Motor Group 67
  • Harwoods 69
  • Williams Group 80
  • Swansway Group 84
  • Dick Lovett 89
  • Sinclair Group 98
  • Lloyd Motors 101
  • Glynn Hopkin 108
  • Peter Vardy 116
  • Mon Motors 124
  • Drive Motor Retail 125
  • TC Harrison 128
  • Robinsons Motor Group 148
  • Johnsons 157
  • Motorline 159
  • Colbornes 160
  • CEM Day 161
  • Peoples 163
  • Westover Group 168
  • Clare James Automotive 179
  • Drayton Group 180
  • Spire Automotive 185
  • Available Car 188
  • Beadles Group 192
  • Thurlow Nunn 237
  • Snows Motor Group 247
  • Vines 250


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  • Mark Bamberger - 14/10/2013 14:03

    You missed Harwoods at number 69!

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    • tomseymour - 14/10/2013 14:26

      @Mark Bamberger - Well spotted and thank you Mark. The story has been amended.

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