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42. Charles Hurst Group

Operations Director: Colin McNab

Employment: 1,022

Turnover: £400m

Pre-tax profit: £3.2m

The Charles Hurst Group is Northern Ireland’s largest motor retailer.

The group also trades in the west of Scotland under the ‘Taggarts’ brand name. Currently Charles Hurst operates from 11 separate geographic locations in Ireland representing 17 car and two motorcycle franchises, six tyre outlets, and an accident repair centre.

In 2010 the group expanded into the Republic of Ireland with their strategic acquisition of the Audi Centre in Ballsbridge, Dublin.

In Northern Ireland the group holds the franchise rights for 16 different car makers and two motor bicycle brands. The group is a trading subsidiary of Lookers plc.

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Hurst Auto Complex,

Boucher Road,


BT12 6LR

Tel: 028 9038 1721

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