MOTOR groups Motorpoint, Perrys and Swansway have placed highly in the annual Sunday Times Top Track 250 league table.
It marks a great showing for privately-owned dealerships, with 50 groups reaching the top 250 in the list of top-performing mid-market private companies ranked by turnover.
Motorpoint, which turned over £551m in the 2014-15 financial year, rose 26 places to number 8 – the highest position it has ever held in the Top Track 250. Managing director Mark Carpenter said: ‘We’re absolutely delighted to have achieved top 10 status in the coveted Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250.
‘This accolade simply wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication and determination of each member of the Motorpoint team, whose unwavering commitment to the business enables us to deliver a truly unique car-buying experience for our customers based on choice, value and service.’
Perrys, meanwhile, was placed 16th, recording its best showing since 2008, when it was 13th. Chairman Ken Savage said: ‘It’s a huge achievement for the group, one that can be attributed to the hard work of all of our 1,850 members of staff. The Top Track 250 is an important league table and it’s great to be one of the highest dealer groups to make the list.’
Meanwhile, family-run Swansway has continued its climb up the rankings for the sixth year running and is now 43rd. David Smyth, of Swansway, said: ‘For Swansway to rise up the rankings for the sixth consecutive year is a brilliant result. Our business operates on its values of being caring, honest and proud and this is very definitely a “proud” moment!’
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