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Yorkshire car dealer in multi-million buyout.

JCT600 acquires Gilder Group. Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The Bradford-based motor group JCT600 has bought the Sheffield car dealer the Gilder Group to create a company with 50 dealerships and more than 1,800 staff. The firm will trade from today as JCT600 and will have an annual turnover of more than £850m.

The Gilder Group was founded in 1938 by William Gilder in Sheffield, and was the first Volkswagen dealership to open in the UK in 1953. JCT600 was established in 1946 and is now one of Yorkshire’s largest private companies.