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