47. Clive Sutton Premier Marques
Luxury car dealership
Founder: Clive Sutton
Known as the ‘car dealer to the stars’, Clive ran three successful dealership franchises before opening his current showroom in 2005. The specialised dealership finds rare luxury and limited edition cars for celebrities, sport stars and city professionals through a series of industry contacts, avoiding traditional waiting lists for new vehicles.
At the other end of the price scale, Clive launched Motorati.com last year. The site allows buyers to specify their requirements online, and have dealers around the UK bid for their business.