JCT600 Ltd
Company typeMotor Retail Group
IndustryAutomotive
Founded1946
FounderJack Tordoff
HeadquartersApperley Lane, Bradford
Number of locations
53 (2023)
Area served
Yorkshire
Derbyshire
Lincolnshire
North East
Nottinghamshire
Key people
John Tordoff (CEO)
Revenue£1.3 billion (2021)
£45 million (2021)
Number of employees
2,000–2,500 (2022)
Websitehttps://www.jct600.co.uk/

JCT600 Ltd is an English group of privately-owned car dealerships. The company operates in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, and the north east, and has 53 dealerships.[1]

Company history

The company, a family-owned business, in 1946 as a single garage shop on Sticker Lane in Bradford. Originally called Tordoff Motors, the company was established by Edward Tordoff, before being taken on by his son, Jack. Jack Tordoff was a successful rally driver in the 1960s and 1970s and winner of the Circuit of Ireland Rally in 1973. Tordoff developed the business over the next 70-plus years, founding JCT600[clarification needed], before his son and current chief executive officer, John Tordoff, took over in 2002. Jack Tordoff died aged 86 in 2021 following a lengthy illness.[2]

The company name, JCT600, came from the personal number plate of a Mercedes-Benz 600 owned by Jack Tordoff, which he also used on his Porsche when he won the Circuit of Ireland Rally.[3] The company employs over 2,400 colleagues, is one of UK's largest motor retailers, and has been a family-owned business for four generations[4][third-party source needed]

Sponsorship

JCT600 sponsors Bradford City AFC, a fourth-division English football (soccer) club. This is one of the longest running partnerships in English Football League History[citation needed]. In July 2022, they established a three-year sponsorship deal which will extend the current agreement through to the 2025–26 season.[5] JCT600 founder Jack Tordoff was an honorary life president and was a lifelong supporter of Braford City AFC, regularly taking his two sons to Valley Parade throughout their childhood.

Manufacturers

The company sells new cars from the following brands:[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ "Apperley Bridge firm in confident mood". Wharfedale and Airedale Observer. 15 December 2010. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Bradford businessman Jack Tordoff, founder of JCT600, dies". BBC. 4 October 2021. Retrieved 5 August 2022.
  3. ^ "Sunday Times Rich List 2014: the 20 wealthiest people in Yorkshire". Huddersfield Daily Examiner. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  4. ^ "History of JCT600". www.jct600.co.uk. Retrieved 1 September 2022.
  5. ^ "JCT600 TO CONTINUE AS 'THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE BANTAMS'". www.bradfordcityfc.co.uk. Retrieved 1 September 2022.