Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 77 - Terry Lister, Listers of Coventry (Motors)

The car sales entrepreneur is worth £120m.

by Philip Beresford

Terry Lister opened his first car dealership in 1979. Now Listers of Coventry (Motors) operates across the Midlands, offering quality marques, such as BMW, Lexus, Land Rover, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz and Audi. In 2011 Lister invested £1m in his first VW showroom. Listers is the largest family-owned motor group in England and managing director Lister owns 50% of it. In 2013-14 it made £15.3m profit on sales of £860m.

Age: 71
Activity: Car sales
Wealth: £120m
Latest turnover: £860m
Five-year rise in turnover: 48%
No. of employees: 1,891
Five-year rise in employment: 33%
Score: 199

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