JCT600 Ltd
Company typeMotor Retail Group
FounderJack Tordoff
HeadquartersApperley Lane, Bradford
Number of locations
53 (2023)
Area served
North East
Key people
John Tordoff (CEO)
Revenue£1.3 billion (2021)
£45 million (2021)
Number of employees
2,000–2,500 (2022)

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]


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.


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


  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.