Alton Cars

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The Alton Cars Group was established by current chairman Tony Parish and Alan Stephenson, who opened their first bodyshop in central Leeds in 1979. Having built a reputation for quality and attention to detail, which resulted in a steady increase in business, Alton Cars gradually expanded its Leeds operation into two state of the art units on Saxton Lane. In 1999, the company acquired Minster Coachworks, a large bodyshop in York, doubling the group’s turnover and taking the business into new territories such as York, Harrogate and Teesside. In 2007, the Leeds site moved to a new, purpose-built state of the art bodyshop site in the Cross Green area on the outskirts of the city centre, approved for structural, aluminium and composite materials, making it one of only a handful in the UK. From this site, the company has won several industry awards, including Motor Trader Bodyshop of the Year, Bodyshop Magazine Independent Bodyshop of the Year, and AM Magazine’s Bodyshop of the year. Further expansion occurred during the first decade of the new millennium, with the purchase of Knaresborough Body Repairs on the outskirts of Harrogate, RC Jones Motor Bodies in Barnsley, and Huddersfield Accident Repair Centre. By expanding the size of the network to five bodyshops, the group has achieved strategic coverage of the entire Yorkshire region. The Alton Cars Group is absolutely dedicated to standards, with all five bodyshops holding the BSI Kitemark accreditation, supported with a range of manufacturer approvals. All this is underpinned by a rigorous training programme, which has seen all workshop staff qualified to Automotive Technician Accreditation standard. In 2011, the company has entered an exciting new phase in its development. All five bodyshops have recently rebranded under the Alton Cars name as the company embarks on a new marketing campaign to build awareness of its enhanced services, whilst significant investment has been made in repair equipment to ensure the company remains ahead of the advancements in vehicle body construction. Additional investment has been made in a state-of-the-art bodyshop management software package linking enabling the group to provide real-time information to its clients, and the company has pioneered a groundbreaking fast repair process in response to customer demand, ensuring it remains at the forefront of the industry throughout the next decade.
TypePrivate
Founded1979
HQLeeds, GB
Websitealtoncars.co.uk

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Employees (est.) (Oct 2019)54
Revenue (FY, 2018)£40.5 M(+30%)

Key People/Management at Alton Cars

Tony Parish

Tony Parish

Group Chairman
Diane Parish

Diane Parish

Group Director
Julian Milner

Julian Milner

Group Managing Director
Neilson Jones

Neilson Jones

Group Commercial Director
Roland Davis

Roland Davis

Group Operations Director
Sophie Braithwaite

Sophie Braithwaite

Group Finance Director
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Alton Cars Office Locations

Alton Cars has an office in Leeds
Leeds, GB (HQ)
Cross Green Approach
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Alton Cars Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

1979
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Alton Cars Revenue

Alton Cars's revenue was reported to be £40.53 m in FY, 2018
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2018)

40.5m

Gross profit (FY, 2018)

18.1m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2018), %

44.6%

Net income (FY, 2018)

1.2m

EBITDA (FY, 2018)

2.2m

EBIT (FY, 2018)

1.6m

Cash (31-Dec-2018)

55.3k
GBPFY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

11.3m11.2m12.3m12.6m14.3m15.1m19.3m23.2m27.4m31.3m40.5m

Revenue growth, %

28%20%

Cost of goods sold

7.5m7.6m8.1m8.2m9.7m10.3m13.1m15.1m15.5m17.6m22.5m

Gross profit

3.8m3.7m4.2m4.4m4.6m4.8m6.2m8.0m11.9m13.7m18.1m
GBPFY, 1995FY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

83.086.020.016.0109.02.4k647.01.4k27.9k2.5k2.8k3.0k6.7k2.8k2.2k1.5k365.6k263.8k25.4k436.8k55.3k

Accounts Receivable

716.2k719.9k552.2k486.9k493.6k595.1k1.8m2.1m2.2m2.6m2.1m2.2m3.2m3.7m5.3m5.6m7.9m

Inventories

91.6k82.4k103.5k106.5k42.9k34.1k35.6k50.9k54.3k69.9k87.2k81.7k99.3k346.0k267.4k480.3k407.0k269.0k449.4k429.1k887.3k1.1m1.1m931.5k

Current Assets

511.5k660.4k747.6k937.2k899.5k847.3k859.8k618.7k559.4k547.7k666.0k574.3k696.8k2.9m3.0m2.8m3.2m2.5m2.7m4.1m5.0m6.6m7.4m9.1m
GBPFY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

68.9k42.6k45.6k69.0k100.4k506.5k393.8k665.4k205.5k(162.5k)237.8k306.1k426.4k514.7k2.6m1.2m

Cash From Operating Activities

354.5k236.0k189.9k408.3k147.4k768.6k780.5k376.0k802.3k634.2k(12.3k)23.0k519.9k1.3m600.7k

Dividends Paid

35.8k3.5k2.5k1.0k50.0k118.0k144.0k180.0k269.8k180.0k180.0k100.0k100.0k495.0k635.0k

Cash From Financing Activities

(285.8k)(296.2k)(181.8k)2.3k(148.0k)(98.6k)(15.0k)188.4k(54.1k)(208.0k)(42.0k)(372.7k)144.2k(319.2k)(111.7k)
GBPY, 2018

Revenue/Employee

1.0m

Debt/Equity

1 x

Debt/Assets

0.3 x

Financial Leverage

3.3 x
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Alton Cars Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Alton Cars founded?

    Alton Cars was founded in 1979.

  • Who are Alton Cars key executives?

    Alton Cars's key executives are Tony Parish, Diane Parish and Julian Milner.

  • How many employees does Alton Cars have?

    Alton Cars has 54 employees.

  • What is Alton Cars revenue?

    Latest Alton Cars annual revenue is £40.5 m.

  • What is Alton Cars revenue per employee?

    Latest Alton Cars revenue per employee is £750.5 k.

  • Who are Alton Cars competitors?

    Competitors of Alton Cars include National Windscreens, Hawco Group and Aston Martin Lagonda.

  • Where is Alton Cars headquarters?

    Alton Cars headquarters is located at Cross Green Approach, Leeds.

  • Where are Alton Cars offices?

    Alton Cars has an office in Leeds.

  • How many offices does Alton Cars have?

    Alton Cars has 1 office.