Arnold Clark Drum
The yacht "ARNOLD CLARK DRUM" is owned by leading Scottish entrepreneur and businessman Sir Arnold Clark. Sir Arnold, kindly agreed to loan the yacht to the original crew and became the primary sponsor when he heard about their plans for Drum to race again and to raise awareness of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). Sir Arnold Clark is the Chairman & Chief Executive of the Arnold Clark motoring group and has guided the company to its current status as the largest independent motoring group in the UK and one of the largest automotive companies in Europe.
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Arnold Clark Organisation
The company was founded by Sir Arnold Clark over 50 years ago when he opened his first showroom in the West End of Glasgow, Scotland in 1954. As Chairman & Chief Executive of the group, Sir Arnold has guided the company to it current status as the largest independent Motoring Group in the UK and one of the largest automotive companies in Europe. Sir Arnold Clark was awarded his knighthood in the 2004 New Year Honours List for 'Services To The Motor Industry & The Scottish Community'. The knighthood was received from Her Majesty The Queen in June of last year. The Arnold Clark Organisation (ACO) currently has in excess of 130 motor car dealerships in the UK and its core business is in vehicle sales, both new and used, vehicle repairs and servicing, automotive parts, rental and contract hire. The company also has its own car, travel and home insurance division. ACO currently employs over 7,000 staff and in 2004 had a turnover of £1.6 Billion. The company remains a private limited company and its head office is located in Glasgow, Scotland.
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