In he stepped in to secure the club’s future – and is optimistic about the new German owners who recently took over the Valley Parade operation. A new dealership was built in to accommodate the operation alongside the original garage. Self-made millionaire he may be, but Jack, 81, remains a down-to-earth man who admits to sometimes pinching himself when thinking about how far he and the business have come. I enjoyed the life and culture; obeyed the rules, was clean and smart and always on time. Instead of paying her interest, he bought her the TV set she had been wanting.

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Send your stories and photos tordoft. He lives in Rawdon and has a holiday home in Barbados. 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”.

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JCT Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for consumer credit activity toordoff our registration number is 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.

Since then, the company has sold more than a one million vehicles and currently sells around vehicles a week. The story behind his success. Firm started just three years ago wins national award. It’s an aspect of his success jaco gives Jack particular pleasure and he refers to it throughout our conversation. A silent partner in the Brooklands Garage business had been Willie Jowett, boss of Jowett cars, whose factory was at Five Lane Ends where Morrisons is now and where Ned Tordoff had worked for 25 years before setting up on his own in How JCT rose from the ashes of the Bradford riots to remain in the city.


JCT boss named Bradford’s richest man. 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.

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Jack Tordoff

Jack carried on the army tradition and smartness and cleanliness in his business, ensuring car bodies were valeted along with the engine compartment. Bradford shoppers up early to grab Boxing Day torfoff 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 Midlands. A stint in an early Ford Escort Twin Cam followed in before a return to Saab with an ex-works 96 V4 in brought the Swedish manufacturer their first national win in Britain, with Jack at the helm.

When I stop to think back to when I was a motor mechanic jaack in a grubby little garage and see what we have now I’m both amazed and tremendously proud,” said Jack. It was tempting but after my dad died I felt obliged to come home and help out my mother,” he said.

Although we now employ so many people, we still regard our staff as a wider family.

We are republishing it to mark him being named as Bradford’s richest man in the latest Sunday Times Rich List. Official Authorised Centres for 21 Manufacturers. We attribute our success to hard work, Todroff thrift and a straight forward approach to doing business – we are immensely proud of the JCT family we have created.


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The return nearly didn’t happen. 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.

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Jack’s crowning glory undoubtedly came in where, using the power of a 2. 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. JCT recently became a patron of The Prince’s Trust and, in addition ralky fundraising, is using the link to provide work experience and training opportunities for disadvantaged youngsters.

They all have to learn the ropes and work their way up.

Asian Life Mag Digital Magazine. We work with a number of carefully selected credit providers who may be able to offer you finance for your purchase. Independently owned family business. He retired from the sport two years later but his grandson Sam Tordoff has been making a name for himself in motorsport whilst competing in the British Touring Car Championship in cars sponsored by JCT We use cookies to give you the best experience.