Perrys hits record breaking £530million sales mark in 2014

Time 9:33 am, March 26, 2015

Perrys Aylesbury VauxhallPERRYS Group sales soared past £500m in 2014, marking a record year for the group.

Perrys’ sales reached £530.9m in the year to 31 December 2014, up from £491.4m the previous year. Pre-tax profit also reached £10m from £6.8m in 2013. Gross profit was £76.5m for 2014, of which 60 per cent came from vehicle sales.

In 2014 Perrys spent £1.3m on improving and refurbishing its dealerships and this is expected to increase during 2015.

Perrys commented: ‘The start of the year was challenging for the group. However March is looking like a good month, with used cars doing particularly well for the group.’

The also alluded to the fact that Perrys is set for ‘significant changes’ in 2015 as managing director Ray Somerville, who has led the company since a management buyout in 2011, prepares to retire. Darren Ardron has been promoted to the role after more than 25 years at the company.

Ardron started as a new car salesman for Perrys back in 1987, and has held positions including sales manager, general manager and northern regional director.

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Rebecca has been a motoring and business journalist since 2014, previously writing and presenting for titles such as the Press Association, Auto Express and Car Buyer. She has worked in many roles for Car Dealer Magazine’s publisher Blackball Media including head of editorial.

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