Pre-tax gains rose at Furrows Holdings by 36% in 2020 to £1.5 million, whilst revenues slumped from £110.3m to £84.2m.

The Shrewsbury-based mostly automobile supplier group, which has dealerships representing Ford, Mazda, Kia and Skoda at Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Telford, noted that soon after the 1st lockdown its general performance from June to Oct was more robust than forecast.

“Regardless of the reduction in activities in November as a final result of the next lockdown in England, the group was able to realize and exceed targets,” states its most up-to-date accounts submitting at Organizations Household.

“Diversification inside of the team and the motor dealership trade itself, merged with the significant contribution of a wonderful range of men and women all through the company, and powerful partnerships, enabled what by a lot of steps was a potent effectiveness for the yr.”

Furrows’ board of directors ongoing: “Performance is constantly a product or service of the motivation and commitment of persons, and this yr was no various, but it did once once again spotlight the significant strength inside the business enterprise and the communities we serve.”

The organization benefitted from £1.5m in Govt grants in the course of 2020, and its typical every month quantity of employees rose from 316 to 335, its Businesses Household information clearly show.

“The team carries on its tactic of reinvestment, with earnings produced in the 12 months getting retained in the enterprise,” wrote chairman Nic Coward (pictured).