Steven Eagell Toyota Milton Keynes, Jul 2018Steven Eagell Toyota Milton Keynes, Jul 2018


Steven Eagell Group notches up record results as operating profit soars by 56 per cent to nearly £27m

  • Operating profit at major Toyota dealer group for 2021 was a record £26.8m
  • Turnover went up by 37 per cent to £703m
  • Pre-tax profit increased by 54 per cent to £25.8m
  • New car sales accounted for third of profit with rest down to used cars and aftersales

Time 9:01 am, June 11, 2022

Steven Eagell Group enjoyed record results in 2021, notching up £26.8m in operating profit and £703m of turnover.

The Car Dealer Top 100 company  said operating profit was up 56 per cent on 2020, while turnover rose by 37 per cent to  £702.7m, in its accounts for the year ended December 31,  which have just been published on the Companies House website.

Pre-tax profit, meanwhile, rose by 54 per cent to £25.8m and gross profit went up by 37 per cent to £103.8m.

A third of the profit was down to the sale of new cars, while the rest came from used car sales and aftersales.

Its March 2020 acquisition from Vantage Motor Group of two Lexus and four Toyota sites in Tamworth, Solihull, Wolverhampton and Birmingham all contributed to the 2021 profit increase, it said.

The accounts also revealed that the dealership group received £1.548m in government grants under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, versus £5.637m in 2020.

In its accompanying report, Steven Eagell, which is one of the largest independently owned Toyota dealer groups in the UK, said the board was ‘extremely pleased with this performance, particularly against a backdrop of trading conditions that were again hampered by Covid-19’.

It now reckons 2022 will be even more profitable.

The average monthly number of employees went up by 30 to 1,077.

The accounts also showed that the highest-earning director was paid £232,000 – a £12,000 rise on the year before.

Steven Eagell Group, which was established in Milton Keynes in 2002, has 22 Toyota centres across the south-east of England and the West Midlands.

Pictured at top via Google Street Image is Steven Eagell’s Toyota site in Milton Keynes

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