Turnover has grown to almost £1bn at a prominent family-owned dealership group boosted by acquisition and like-for-like growth in car sales.

Stoneacre Motor Group, based in Thorne, Doncaster, represents 22 franchises in 93 locations at 47 branches, as well as two Harley Davidson and one Triumph franchise, in 11 counties and North Wales.

Stoneacre was established by Richard Teatum 1994. In 2014 he set an objective to grow the business to £1bn turnover by 2020. The Stoneacre Training Academy was also established to enable staff to train for senior management roles, as well as about 200 apprentices each year.

Recently filed accounts for Stoneacre's parent company Decidebloom show turnover of £982.1m for the year ending 28 April 2019, up from £786.3m in 2017/18.

Pre-tax profit also increased to £13.9m from £10.6m the year before.

During the year the group acquired Mill Garages North East adding Volvo dealerships in Harrogate, Newcastle, Stockton and Sunderland to its portfolio. The acquisition added £75m turnover and a £445,000 pre-tax profit to the results for 2018/19.

A Volvo franchise was also added to its existing location at Penistone Road in Sheffield, as well as Renault and Dacia franchises in Blackburn, and MG franchises in Hyde, Rochdale, Derby and Doncaster.

Stoneacre recorded like-for-like unit increases in new vehicle sales of 9.8 per cent, used vehicle sales of 14.5 per cent and fleet/commercial sales of 24 per cent. It online business, Stoneacre Digital, was an "increasingly important factor" in driving customers to its dealerships.

Turnover from the group's Accident Repair Centres increased by 5.1 per cent, with parts revenue up 6.6 per cent and sales from its vehicle auction business up 29 per cent.

The Stoneacre Academy entered its fifth year as an Ofsted-regulated training provider, and the group created a further 132 new apprenticeship vacancies during the year.

In July 2019 the group was named in Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100 league table, which ranks Britain's 100 private companies with the biggest sales.

A spokesman for the group added that Stoneacre maintained strong relationships with its existing  franchise partners, and was aiming to work with new partners in the future.