Belfast Telegraph

44. Isaac Agnew (eight cos)

  • Chief executive: Yuile Magee
  • Pre-tax profit: £11m
  • Employment: 935
  • Pay bill: £29.6m

The Agnew Group is Northern Ireland’s leading motor vehicle retailer group, and is also counted as one of the UK’s top 25 franchised dealers.

The Agnew Group was acquired by the Sytner Group in 2012, the UK’ s largest motor retailer.

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Sytner Group’s parent company is Penske Automotive Group a NYSE listed company.

The business represents nine manufacturer brands across 15 various dealership locations in Belfast, Newtownabbey and Portadown. Agnew Group also operates Agnew AutoStore (Multi-franchised used car outlet), Agnew Corporate (Contract

Hire Offering), TPS (VW Group Trade Parts), Agnew Repair Centre (Bodyshop) and Agnew Trade Centre (Trade Auction Site).

The group has experienced 20% growth in new and used car sales over the past five years.

Isaac Agnew

4 Boucher Crescent

Belfast

BT12 6HU

Tel: 028 9038 0325

www.agnewcars.com

No. Name Sector Year end Pre-tax profits £'000 Pre-tax profits Year ago £'000 % change No. Employees Pay Bill £'000 2017 Position
1 Northern Bk /Danske Bank 12.17 147,500 116,983 26.09% 1,293 60,000 1
2 NI Water Utility 3.17 102,912 99,141 3.80% 1,255 57,750 4
3 Viridian Group Investment Utility 3.17 68,600 50,400 36.11% 580 25,400 6
4 Bombardier Aerospace 12.16 61,531 (273,582) Profit rest 4,558 219,510 3
5 Moy Park Poultry processor 12.16 59,709 35,721 67.15% 9,620 242,671 9
6 Ulster Bank Bank 12.17 59,000 58,000 1.72% 2,000 88,000 N
7 Schrader Electronics Electronic.Eng 12.16 56,322 61,726 -8.75% 1,432 50,939 2
8 First Trust Bank Bank 12.16 54,000 47,000 14.89% 771 n.a. 5
9 Bank of Ireland UK Banking franchise 12.17 53,000 50,000 6.00% 500 n.a. N
10 NIE Networks Utility 12.17 52,800 50,200 5.18% 1,284 73,800 7
11 Norbrook Holdings Veterinary Prd. 7.17 49,238 35,545 38.52% 2,068 68,511 10
12 W&R Barnett Grain imports 7.16 36,244 27,485 31.87% 1,140 49,367 12
13 Belfast Harbour Port 12.16 35,837 33,536 6.86% 141 7,700 11
14 Terex GB Engineering 12.16 28,272 23,440 20.61% 1,694 62,446 15
15 Almac Group Pharmaceuticals 9.16 26,785 27,977 -4.26% 3,975 183,638 13
16 SHS Group Distribution 12.16 24,813 21,114 17.52% 781 31,664 16
17 Coolkeeragh ESB Utility Electricity 12.16 24,190 (15,334) Profit rest Nil Nil N
18 Northridge/NIIB Group Finance 12.17 23,869 39,045 -38.87% 121 5,100 8
19 SSE Airtricity Elect + gas 3.17 23,805 10,107 135.53% 177 5,209 N
20 LCC Group Distribution 9.16 20,815 16,536 25.88% 233 5,788 22
21 John Henderson Holdings Distribution 12.17 20,040 20,346 -1.50% 3,387 65,296 17
22 FP McCann Construction 12.17 19,471 19,150 1.68% 1,374 50,614 19
23 TG Eakin Medical equip. 3.17 18,096 16,471 9.87% 63 2,094 23
24 GE Grid Solutions (UK) Engineering 12.16 16,659 (10,170) Profit rest 242 14,497 N
25 AES Utility 12.16 16,191 (1,094) Profit rest 267 22,432 N
26 John Graham Construct 3.17 16,056 17,168 -6.48% 1,844 85,688 21
27 Capita Managed IT Solutions IT 12.16 13,446 12,927 4.01% 739 29,287 29
28 McAleer and Rushe Construction 12.17 13,386 10,030 33.46% 300 18,615 37
29 Kainos Group plc IT 3.17 13,320 14,261 -6.60% 884 43,747 25
30 Montupet Engineering 12.16 13,283 13,692 -2.99% 582 21,577 26
31 Gardrum Holdings Auctions 12.16 13,104 6,509 101.32% 87 3,123 59
32 Heron Brothers Const 2.17 12,798 2,603 391.66% 244 9,354 N
33 Hilton Foods Meat processing 12.16 12,737 10,437 22.04% 24 6,748 35
34 Andor Technology Cameras 3.17 12,678 11,002 15.23% 287 15,441 33
35 First Derivatives IT 2.17 12,498 10,384 20.36% 1,595 88,180 36
36 Retlan Manufacturing Engineering 3.17 12,370 10,911 13.37% 886 26,111 32
37 Randox Holdings Medical Prd 12.16 12,331 17,970 -31.38% 1,185 32,700 20
38 Buttercrane Centre Property 10.16 11,929 (12,719) Profit rest n.s n.s N
39 Dunbia Meat Process. 3.17 11,779 7,156 64.60% 3,584 79,863 50
40 Glen Electric Invest.Hld 3.17 11,581 2,339 395.13% 0 0 N
41 Carnbane House Const 12.16 11,134 (4,225) Profit rest 188 7,578 N
42 McLaughlin & Harvey Construction 12.17 11,068 5,527 100.25% 790 42,814 N
43 Severfield NI steelwork 3.17 11,032 5,701 93.51% 296 13,234 64
44 Isaac Agnew Vehicle sales 12.16 10,972 13,996 -21.61% 935 29,563 38
45 Deka Energy Associates Utility:firmus 12.16 10,732 7,951 34.98% 103 4,158 34
46 Wrights Group Bus Manuf. 12.16 10,717 11,718 -8.54% 1,861 52,250 31
47 Progressive Building Society Finance ser. 12.17 10,700 11,759 -9.01% 176 7,500 30
48 Phoenix Natural Gas Utility 12.16 10,177 25,863 -60.65% 123 5,788 14
49 Caterpillar Corp Engineering 12.16 10,098 (1,795) Profit rest 1,624 67,122 N
50 Mutual Energy Utility 3.17 10,003 12,152 -17.68% 22 2,009 N
51 Tobermore Concrete Manufact’g. 4.17 9,968 4,111 142.47% 219 6,864 84
52 Seagate Technology IT 6.16 9,945 15,261 -34.83% 1,404 63,461 24
53 Kilwaughter Holdings Lime. 4.17 9,627 7,466 28.94% 132 5,465 48
54 Thompson Aero Seating Engineering 12.16 9,015a 13,6 90 -34.15% 364 17,050a 27
55 Clearway Hlds. Waste recovery 12.16 8,920 2,242 297.86% 165 6,009 N
56 Bemis Healthcare Paper manuf. 12.16 8,453 6,543 29.19% 275 7,804 58
57 Dale Farm Co-op Milk Proc. 3.17 7,916 6,824 16.00% 1,058 33,512 52
58 Charles Hurst Group Distribution Cars 12.16 7,726 7,178 7.63% 870 25,851 49
59 Heartsine Technologies Medical equip 12.16 7,691a 758a 914.64% 126 4,938a N
60 Denvir Hldgs (Argento) Dist 6.16 7,561 4,196 80.20% 579 6,486 46
61 Lagan Construction Group Construct 3.16 7,554 4,329 74.50% 527 25,332 47
62 MJM Marine Const. Fit out 12.16 7,448 4,948 50.53% 215 7,412 70
63 Brett Martin Holdings Construct mat 12.16 7,349 5,473 34.28% 935 30,278 74
64 Old Bushmills Distillery Spirits 12.16 7,101 20,035a -64.56% 106 5,476 18
65 Tennent's NI Drinks dist. 2.17 7,035 9,884 -28.82% 113 3,782 39
66 Liberty IT IT 12.16 7,022 6,629 5.93% 498 24,434 56
67 Ballyvesey Holdings Transport 9.16 6,895 4,625 49.08% 2,540 82,959 77
68 Lough Erne Investments Egg process 12.16 6,771 3,187 112.46% 113 2,697 00
69 Multi-Packaging Solutions Packaging 6.16 6,722 4,837 38.97% 165 5,202 55
70 Ulster Carpets Textiles 3.17 6,717 6,593 1.88% 640 24,258 57
71 Whitemountain Const 12.16 6,387 4,617 38.34% 205 8,746 75
72 Geda LLP Const. 12.16 6,188 2,905 113.01% n.s n.s N
73 Cooneen by Design Textiles 11.16 6,176 8,340 -25.95% 152 5,572 45
74 Walter Watson Struct Steel 12.16 6,145 4,051 51.69% 247 7,620 86
75 Kingspan Envir. Engineering 12.16 6,142 2,752 123.18% 726 27,702 N
76 Lagan Asphalt Const 12.16 5,974 (2,650) Profit rest 99 6,238 N
77 Warner Chilcott UK Medical pro 12.16 5,884 3,290 78.84% 144 8,166 99
78 Forestside Acquisit. Property 12.16 5,868 24,845 -76.38% 0 0 N
79 Donegall Place Investments Property 9.16 5,776 2,215 160.77% 8 2,640 N
80 Stothers M&E Construction 6.17 5,713 4,810 18.77% 89 3,752 N
81 Chain Reaction Cycles Distribution 12.16 5,703 1,351 322.13% 470 15,692 N
82 Diageo Drinks 6.17 5,568 5,833 -4.54% 272 13,730 62
83 William Keys Ltd Distrib. Plant 12.16 5,558 (2,315) Profit rest 18 376 N
84 Springvale EPS Manuf 6.17 5,517 5,766 -4.32% 115 4,740 76
85 CDE Global Engineering 12.16 5,299 2,838 86.72% 173 6,505 N
86 Golf Holdings Drinks dist. 12.16 5,207 5,755 -9.52% 2,118 28,196 67
87 Calor Gas NI Gas 12.16 5,134 6,450 -20.40% 78 3,582 60
88 Huhtamaki Paper prod. 12.16 5,062 4,087 23.86% 219 7,657 85
89 Hastings Hotels Group Hotels 10.16 4,919 4,066 20.98% 1,138 12,220 83
90 Re-Gen Waste Waste recycle 12.16 4,895 2,617 87.05% 194 3,779 N
91 Gordons Chemist Distrib. 4.17 4,809 4,745 1.35% 662 11,860 73
92 BSG Civil Engineering Const 12.16 4,611 2,868 60.77% 50 1,956 N
93 Avondale Foods Food Manu 3.17 4,591 5,316 -13.64% 402 9,465 68
94 Breezemount UK Transport etc 9.16 4,511 4,974 -9.31% 879 13,720 N
95 Western Building Systems Manuf 4.17 4,480 3,669 22.10% 45 1,773 91
96 Lagan Homes Const 12.16 4,410 4,308a 2.37% 23 570 N
97 CJ Upton Steel dist. 12.16 4,380 443 888.71% 111 4,757 N
98 Northstone (NI) Construct 12.16 4,342 4,354 -0.28% 1,146 45,869 79
99 BA Kitchen Components Wood units 3.17 4,198 3,264 28.62% 242 7,035 96
100 Coca-Cola HBC Drinks 12.16 4,181 9,681 -56.81% 449 23,403 41

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