Nigel Spokes chairs Scot Group Southern, an Exeter-based car rentals company that is the main UK franchisee for Thrifty and Dollar car hire brands. In 2013-14, its profits came in at a record £24.7m on £97.2m sales.
Activity: Car hire
Latest turnover: £97m
Five-year rise in turnover: 62%
No. of employees: 1,057
Five-year rise in employment: 24%