Zenith was the highest rated fleet company in the annual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 round up of the UK’s most successful mid-sized private companies.
In the prestigious table featuring a large number of car retail groups, Zenith ranked at 42.
Zenith recently completed its sixth MBO in 28 years. The investment by Bridgepoint supported the acquisition of CVL, which expands the company’s operations into the HGV market.
Commenting on the recognition, Tim Buchan chief executive of Zenith said: “The team works incredibly hard to provide industry-leading levels of customer service. And it’s a focus on the customer that continues to drive our growth. It is proving to be a landmark year for everyone at Zenith with the acquisition of CVL and move to our new headquarters in Leeds.”
Zenith recently announced the appointment of Lord Rose as its chairman. Lord Rose has over 40 years’ experience in the consumer and retail sectors during which time he served as Chief Executive at Argos plc, Booker plc, Arcadia Group plc and Marks and Spencer plc.
He was Chairman of Marks and Spencer plc from 2008 to 2011. He was knighted in 2008 for services to the retail industry and corporate social responsibility and granted a life peerage in August 2014.
Between them the Top Track 250 generated combined sales of £62.4bn, the equivalent of 3.2% of GDP, according to The Times, employing 380,000 people across the UK.