The year-old founder of car retail giant JCT has flipped his luxury 4×4 onto its roof after leaving a pub car park near the company’s head office. The story behind his success. Make up studio plans approved for empty building. A win in the Seven Dales rally in the same year, followed by a successful defence of the title a year later crowned a successful period for Jack and the Cortina. This interview with Bradford entrepreneur Jack Tordoff was first published in June last year when his JCT motors empire celebrated its 70th anniversary. They all have to learn the ropes and work their way up. The year-old was driving the Porsche 4×4 when witnesses saw it clip a bollard as it left the pub car park and overturn.
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Away from the motor trade Jack’s two jacck have been rally driving in his younger days and his long association with Bradford City where he is life president. The return nearly didn’t happen. I knew nothing about the motor trade but with help from various people learned quickly, including about getting accredited to use Glass’s Guide of trade and retail car prices. We attribute our success to hard work, Yorkshire thrift and a straight forward approach to doing business – we are immensely proud of the JCT family we have created.
A win in the Seven Dales rally in the same year, followed by arlly successful defence of the title a year later crowned a successful period for Jack and the Cortina. There’s no silver spoon. We are republishing it to mark him being named as Bradford’s richest man in the latest Sunday Times Rich List.
Major employment site sold 1. Although we now employ so many people, we still regard our staff as a wider family. They all have to learn the ropes and work their way up.
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See all photos images. Tordoff, who trained as a mechanic, has held a Porsche sales franchise since JCT boss named Bradford’s richest man. As a young man he was a keen rally driver, and he ajck has a pilot’s licence, and keeps a private Cessna light aircraft at Leeds Bradford Airport.
The year-old founder of car retail giant JCT has flipped his luxury rlaly onto its roof after leaving a pub car park near the company’s head office. Opinion Readers’ letters Columnists Editor’s Comment. Our motorsport heritage Motorsport forms a large part of the history of JCT, and even had a hand in the naming of the company as it is today.
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The humble garage he took over from his father has become the largest independent family-run motors business in the UK and Yorkshire’s largest privately owned company, employing 2, people at the Bradford head office and 50 dealerships across the North and Jxck.
It was tempting but after my dad died I felt obliged to come home and help out my mother,” he said. When I stop to think back to when I was a motor mechanic working in a grubby little garage and see what we have now I’m both amazed and tremendously proud,” said Jack. In January JCT kicked off its 70th anniversary year with a conference and celebration for around 2, staff, suppliers and business contacts.
The business continued as Tordoff Motors and was awarded a sub-franchise for Standard and Triumph cars from the Farnell family, rlaly oldest Land Rover dealers in tordoff country.
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And it’s easy to see why. Instead of paying her interest, he bought her the TV set she had been wanting. The theme of the conference was overcoming challenges with Falklands war veteran Simon Weston as guest speaker alongside chief executive John Tordoff. The company has been included in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list in jacck of its employee engagement record.
BACKGROUND: Jack Tordoff’s 70-year success story with JCT600
It sells 18 makes of cars from Jcak and other mainstream marques to prestige brands such as Maserati, Bentley and Porsche – the latter playing a key role in Jack’s success both as a businessman and as a renowned rally driver. The year-old was driving the Porsche 4×4 when witnesses saw it clip a bollard as it left the pub car park and overturn.
Jack who was awarded an MBE in for services to business and sport, says he has held every position at Bradford City “except team manager”. Two impressive seasons with the Porsche’s culminated in a third place finish in the championship in with 4 wins as tordoff as an entry tordof the Porsche SuperCup round at Silverstone on the weekend on the British F1 Grand Prix. A new dealership was built in to accommodate the operation alongside the original garage.
Jack Tordoff MBE Joining the rally driving ranks at the relatively late age of 28, Jack Tordoff forged a career as one of the most successful private entries on the national and international stage. The story behind his success. Home About us Our heritage. Having been persuaded to give the sport a go by a friend in the early 60’s Jack bought a two stroke Saab whilst building up the Tordoff Motors business, before moving onto a Mk1 Ford Cortina in and having success on a variety torrdoff restricted and toddoff rallies.
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