Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2009: The League Table

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Rank Name               Age    Company            Activity        Wealth                                                                  (pounds                                                                       m) 1    Mike Lynch         43     Autonomy           Search                                                   software           215 2    Richard Reed,      Adam Balon         35/36/ Innocent           Fruit drinks        55      & Jon Wright       36 =3   Andrew &      Paul Gower*        30/32  Jagex              Computer                                                   games              109 =3   Zuber Issa         36     Euro Garages       Forecourt                                                   retail              60 5    Ashley Head        57     Datacash           Finance            104 6    Duncan Bannatyne   59     Bannatyne Fitness  Leisure            310 7    Laurence Graff     70     Graff Diamonds     Retail           2,000 8    Robbie Cowling     48     Jobserve           Online                                                   recruitment        105 9    Natalie Massenet   43     Net-a-porter       Fashion             43 10   Thomas O'Donohoe      & Mark             30/32  MX Telecom         Telecoms            40      Fitzgerald 11   Ralph Oppenheimer  67     Stemcor            Industry           105 12   Fred & Peter      Done               65/61  Done Brothers      Peninsular                (Cash Betting)/    Bookmakers         640      Business      Services =13  Larry Kinch        55     Venture Production Industry            60 =13  David Medlock      53     Sitec              Industry            45 =13  Neil Record        55     Record             Finance             65 16   Philip Sheppard    61     European                                Metal Recycling    Industry         1,000 17   Ian Herd &      Bruce Webster*     50/48  Integrated                                Subsea Services    Industry            35 18   Tony Langley       54     Langley Holdings   Industry           185 19   Tom Morris         54     Home Bargains      Retail             188 20   Mark Gatehouse     59     Victoria Group     Transport           30 =21  Edwina Dunn &      Clive Humby        50/53  Dunnhumby          Datamining          52 =21  Jonathan Milner    43     Abcam              Industry            39 23   Mark Constantine   56     Lush Cosmetics     Retail              40 24   Nick Robertson     41     Asos               Retail              28 25   Farouq &      Haroon Sheikh      50/52  Caretech           Nursing homes       45 26   Andrew Nisbet      48     Nisbets            Catering                                                   equipment          110 27   Jan Hruska &      Peter Lammer       51/50  Sophos             Computer                                                   security           120 28   Bill Ives          65     Rainham Steel      Industry           275 29   Lee Cottingham     33     Mark Group         Industry            35 =30  Sir Michael Bibby  45     Bibby Line         Transport          133 =30  Gregory Darling    55     Gardline Shipping  Transport          120 =30  Chey Garland       51     CJ Garland         Call centres        25 33   Walter Reid        53     The Remet Company  Industry            30 34   Robert      Braithwaite        60     Sunseeker          Power boats        130 35   Neil McRoberts     65     Moorcroft Group    Debt recovery      108 36   Alexander Buchan   64     Lunar Fishing      Food                47 37   Tihan Presbie      & Rob Small*       45/32  Miniclip           Online video        41 38   Kirit Patel        59     Day Lewis          Pharma-                                                   ceuticals           40 39   Alan Dunn          66     Dunn Brothers      Industry            20 40   Sarah Tremellen    42     Bravissimo         Retail              15 =41  Sir James Dyson    61     Dyson              Industry           760 =41  Sir Paul Smith     62     Paul Smith         Retail             260 =43  Hamish Ogston      60     CPP Group          Business                                                   services           530 =43  Anwar &      Yakub Patel        54/55  Gorgemead          Pharma-                                                   ceuticals          108 45   James Clarke       57     Clarke Energy      Industry            15 46   Emma Harrison      45     A4E                Recruitment         30 47   Iain Liddell       45     Uniserve           Transport           52 48   Leon Aichen        67     AG Thames          Food                40 49   Charles Ritchie    61     Score Group        Industry            45 50   John Kennedy       58     Wellstream         Industry            30 51   Alastair &      Michael Powell     56/51  Cleveland                                Cable Company      Industry           260 52   Rory Sweet         41     Simian             IT networking       50 53   John Timpson       65     Timpson            Retail              55 =54  Edwin Sheader      61     Deep Sea                                Electronics        Industry            25 =54  Richard Shield     67     RA Shield Holdings Industry            20 =56  Robert &      Alan Anderson      59/57  Anson              Industry            50 =56  Alan Beardshaw     60     Special                                Steel Company      Industry            52 58   George Materna     55     Matchtech          Business                                                   services            28 59   David &      Robert Langmead    46/40  Nature's Way Food  Food                                                   production          40 60   Willem Wester      64     Carisbrooke                                Shipping           Transport           27 61   Surjit Rai         50     Rushcliffe Care    Nursing homes       18 62   Patrick Howard     62     Bailey Caravans    Industry            40 63   Sir David      McMurtry           68     Renishaw           Industry           175 64   Michael Depper     68     Connect                                Distribution                                Services           Distribution        36 65   Michael Freeman    64     Can Holdings       Industry            50 66   Shiraz Dharamshi      Tejani             59     LPC                Industry            90 67   Michael Gregory    64     Cromwell           Industrial                                                   equipment           77 68   Simon &      Bobby Arora*       39/36  B&M Retail         Retail              20 69   Richard Harpin     44     Homeserve          Domestic                                                   services           122 =70  Christopher Kelly  59     Keltruck           Transport           22 =70  Ray Kelvin         53     Ted Baker          Retail              65 =72  Andrew Pindar      51     GA Pindar          Industry            35 =72  Simon Preedy       48     Marla Tube                                Fittings           Industry            57 74   Bill Evans         77     WR Evans (Chemist) Pharma-                                                   ceuticals           43 =75  Andrew Marr        66     Andrew Marr                                International      Food                30 =75  Lord Tanlaw        74     Fandstan Electric  Industry            50 77   Harold Martin      73     HW Martin          Industry            45 78   Dale Vince         47     Ecotricity         Industry            25 79   Terence Hillman    75     Angus Dundee                                Distillers         Drinks              45 =80  Peter Smith        59     Swift              Industry            52 =80  Mark Stephenson    46     Danesmoor          Industry            40 =80  Michael &      Andriani      Tsiattalos         68/69  Michael's Pitta                                Bread Bakery       Food                27 83   Mohamed Esmail     64     SME Group          Food                17 84   Sam Rayner         55     Lakeland           Retail              53 85   Jeffrey Walton     66     Berens             Retail              50 =86  Maurice Critchley  60     Severn Glocon      Industry            20 =86  Jonathan Thornton  51     Thornton & Ross    Pharma-                                                   ceuticals           35 =88  Andrew Brode       68     RWS                Business                                                   services            35 =88  Gary Dixon         45     Mardix                                Automatic Controls Industry            20 90   Bob Keiller*       44     Production                                Services Network   Industry            61 91   Mark Reid          53     Genetix Group      Pharma-                                                   ceuticals           25 92   Douglas Park       48     Park's of Hamilton Transport           50 93   Malcolm Kelly      70     Integ              Industry            20 =94  Malcolm &      Guy Brook          71/48  Stovax             Industry            27 =94  Ben Hoppe          75     Rowecord           Industry            33 96   Michael Tracey     47     William Tracey     Business                                                   services            20 97   Rick Stein         61     Seafood                                Restaurant                                (Padstow)          Leisure             25 =98  John Lea           62     Morning Foods      Food                20 =98  Tony Stewart       63     ASD Lighting       Industry            20 100  George Jackson     62     Jackson                                Lift Services      Industry            15  Rnk Name            Age    Company         Activity      Latest    5yr %                                                        turnover  rise in                                                         (pounds turnover                                                              m) 1   Mike Lynch      43     Autonomy        Search                                            software         172      406 2   Richard     Reed, Adam      35/36/ Innocent        Fruit            113    2,725     Balon &         36                     drinks     Jon Wright =3  Andrew &     Paul Gower*     30/32  Jagex           Computer                                            games             28      460 =3  Zuber Issa      36     Euro Garages    Forecourt                                            retail           159      835 5   Ashley Head     57     Datacash        Finance           20      567 6   Duncan     Bannatyne       59     Bannatyne                            Fitness         Leisure           81      268 7   Laurence Graff  70     Graff Diamonds  Retail           244      249 8   Robbie Cowling  48     Jobserve        Online                                            recruitment       27      286 9   Natalie     Massenet        43     Net-a-porter    Fashion           55    1,733 10  Thomas     O'Donohoe &     30/32  MX Telecom      Telecoms          50    2,400     Mark     Fitzgerald 11  Ralph     Oppenheimer     67     Stemcor         Industry       4,253      270 12  Fred &     Peter Done      65/61  Done Brothers     Peninsular             (Cash Betting)/ Bookmakers     1,027      253     Business     Services =13 Larry Kinch     55     Venture                            Production      Industry         358      588 =13 David Medlock   53     Sitec           Industry          84      600 =13 Neil Record     55     Record          Finance           66    2,100 16  Philip Sheppard 61     European Metal                            Recycling       Industry       2,243      274 17  Ian Herd &     Bruce Webster*  50/48  Integrated                            Subsea Services Industry          54      671 18  Tony Langley    54     Langley                            Holdings        Industry         364      247 19  Tom Morris      54     Home Bargains   Retail           383      172 20  Mark Gatehouse  59     Victoria Group  Transport         23    1,050 =21 Edwina Dunn &     Clive Humby     50/53  Dunnhumby       Datamining        80      344 =21 Jonathan Milner 43     Abcam           Industry          37      429 23  Mark     Constantine     56     Lush Cosmetics  Retail           120      362 24  Nick Robertson  41     Asos            Retail            81    1,057 25  Farouq &     Haroon Sheikh   50/52  Caretech        Nursing                                            homes             53      253 26  Andrew Nisbet   48     Nisbets         Catering                                            equipment        104      189 27  Jan Hruska &     Peter Lammer    51/50  Sophos          Computer                                            security          84      105 28  Bill Ives       65     Rainham Steel   Industry          97      177 29  Lee Cottingham  33     Mark Group      Industry          50      257 =30 Sir     Michael Bibby   45     Bibby Line      Transport        619      219 =30 Gregory Darling 55     Gardline                            Shipping        Transport        100      108 =30 Chey Garland    51     CJ Garland      Call centres      49      308 33  Walter Reid     53     The Remet                            Company         Industry         116      252 34  Robert     Braithwaite     60     Sunseeker       Power boats      293      108 35  Neil McRoberts  65     Moorcroft Group Debt                                            recovery          40      122 36  Alexander     Buchan          64     Lunar Fishing   Food              37      106 37  Tihan Presbie     & Rob Small*    45/32  Miniclip        Online video      25      108 38  Kirit Patel     59     Day Lewis       Pharma-                                            ceuticals        113      182 39  Alan Dunn       66     Dunn Brothers   Industry         115      326 40  Sarah Tremellen 42     Bravissimo      Retail            37      236 =41 Sir James Dyson 61     Dyson           Industry         611      160 =41 Sir Paul Smith  62     Paul Smith      Retail           128      100 =43 Hamish Ogston   60     CPP Group       Business                                            services         225      114 =43 Anwar &     Yakub Patel     54/55  Gorgemead       Pharma-                                            ceuticals         73       62 45  James Clarke    57     Clarke Energy   Industry         121      218 46  Emma Harrison   45     A4E             Recruitment      101      181 47  Iain Liddell    45     Uniserve        Transport        113       98 48  Leon Aichen     67     AG Thames       Food             231      122 49  Charles Ritchie 61     Score Group     Industry         108      120 50  John Kennedy    58     Wellstream      Industry         267      434 51  Alastair &     Michael Powell  56/51  Cleveland                            Cable Company   Industry         192      131 52  Rory Sweet      41     Simian          IT                                            networking        72       76 53  John Timpson    65     Timpson         Retail            92      100 =54 Edwin Sheader   61     Deep Sea                            Electronics     Industry          16      300 =54 Richard Shield  67     RA Shield                            Holdings        Industry          36      227 =56 Robert &     Alan Anderson   59/57  Anson           Industry          42      110 =56 Alan Beardshaw  60     Special                            Steel Company   Industry          36      177 58  George Materna  55     Matchtech       Business                                            services         203      167 59  David &     Robert Langmead 46/40  Nature's                            Way Food        Food                                            production        72      118 60  Willem Wester   64     Carisbrooke                            Shipping        Transport         43      169 61  Surjit Rai      50     Rushcliffe Care Nursing                                            homes             18      200 62  Patrick Howard  62     Bailey Caravans Industry          86      146 63  Sir David     McMurtry        68     Renishaw        Industry         201       81 64  Michael Depper  68     Connect                            Distribution                            Services        Distribution      60      122 65  Michael Freeman 64     Can Holdings    Industry          31      107 66  Shiraz     Dharamshi     Tejani          59     LPC             Industry         154       62 67  Michael Gregory 64     Cromwell        Industrial                                            equipment        179       79 68  Simon &     Bobby Arora*    39/36  B&M Retail      Retail           130      120 69  Richard Harpin  44     Homeserve       Domestic                                            services         555       75 =70 Christopher     Kelly           59     Keltruck        Transport         97      126 =70 Ray Kelvin      53     Ted Baker       Retail           142       63 =72 Andrew Pindar   51     GA Pindar       Industry         131       46 =72 Simon Preedy    48     Marla Tube                            Fittings        Industry          67       86 74  Bill Evans      77     WR Evans                            (Chemist)       Pharma-                                            ceuticals         65       81 =75 Andrew Marr     66     Andrew Marr                            International   Food             280      148 =75 Lord Tanlaw     74     Fandstan                            Electric        Industry          90       91 77  Harold Martin   73     HW Martin       Industry          64       49 78  Dale Vince      47     Ecotricity      Industry          19       73 79  Terence Hillman 75     Angus Dundee                            Distillers      Drinks            26       18 =80 Peter Smith     59     Swift           Industry         191       87 =80 Mark Stephenson 46     Danesmoor       Industry          67       91 =80 Michael &     Andriani     Tsiattalos      68/69  Michael's                            Pitta                            Bread Bakery    Food              11       83 83  Mohamed Esmail  64     SME Group       Food              33       83 84  Sam Rayner      55     Lakeland        Retail           126       31 85  Jeffrey Walton  66     Berens          Retail            27       80 =86 Maurice     Critchley       60     Severn Glocon   Industry          28      100 =86 Jonathan     Thornton        51     Thornton & Ross Pharma-                                            ceuticals         39      105 =88 Andrew Brode    68     RWS             Business                                            services          46      100 =88 Gary Dixon      45     Mardix                            Automatic                            Controls        Industry          27      170 90  Bob Keiller*    44     Production                            Services                            Network         Industry         604       51 91  Mark Reid       53     Genetix Group   Pharma-                                            ceuticals         23       77 92  Douglas Park    48     Park's of                            Hamilton        Transport        347       68 93  Malcolm Kelly   70     Integ           Industry          29      107 =94 Malcolm &     Guy Brook       71/48  Stovax          Industry          37       68 =94 Ben Hoppe       75     Rowecord        Industry         101       84 96  Michael Tracey  47     William Tracey  Business                                            services          28       75 97  Rick Stein      61     Seafood                            Restaurant                            (Padstow)       Leisure           11       36 =98 John Lea        62     Morning Foods   Food              61       69 =98 Tony Stewart    63     ASD Lighting    Industry          18       80 100 George Jackson  62     Jackson Lift                            Services        Industry          31       63  Rnk Name          Age    Company       Activity     Number   5yr % Score                                                         of rise in    **                                                    employ- employ-                                                        ees    ment 1   Mike Lynch    43     Autonomy      Search                                        software      1,131     446    34 2   Richard     Reed,     Adam Balon    35/36/ Innocent      Fruit           268     893    38     & Jon Wright  36                   drinks =3  Andrew &     Paul Gower*   30/32  Jagex         Computer                                        games           273     457    40 =3  Zuber Issa    36     Euro Garages  Forecourt                                        retail          405     912    40 5   Ashley Head   57     Datacash      Finance         206     564    43 6   Duncan     Bannatyne     59     Bannatyne                          Fitness       Leisure       2,827     348    44 7   Laurence     Graff         70     Graff                          Diamonds      Retail          234     230    51 8   Robbie     Cowling       48     Jobserve      Online                                        recruitment     392     378    56 9   Natalie     Massenet      43     Net-a-porter  Fashion         331     819    61 10  Thomas     O'Donohoe &   30/32  MX Telecom    Telecoms         42     600    64     Mark     Fitzgerald 11  Ralph     Oppenheimer   67     Stemcor       Industry      1,089     268    65 12  Fred &     Peter Done    65/61  Done                          Brothers     Peninsular           (Cash/        Bookmakers    2,516     104    67     Business             Betting)     Services =13 Larry Kinch   55     Venture                          Production    Industry        143     138    68 =13 David Medlock 53     Sitec         Industry        782     386    68 =13 Neil Record   55     Record        Finance          47     104    68 16  Philip     Sheppard      61     European                          Metal                          Recycling     Industry      2,365      84    70 17  Ian Herd &     Bruce     Webster*      50/48  Integrated                          Subsea                          Services      Industry        322   1,433    74 18  Tony Langley  54     Langley                          Holdings      Industry      2,399     114    77 19  Tom Morris    54     Home Bargains Retail        3,443     136    80 20  Mark     Gatehouse     59     Victoria                          Group         Transport       233     796    82 =21 Edwina Dunn     & Clive     Humby         50/53  Dunnhumby     Datamining      450     107    90 =21 Jonathan     Milner        43     Abcam         Industry        162     350    90 23  Mark     Constantine   56     Lush                          Cosmetics     Retail        2,885     226    94 24  Nick     Robertson     41     Asos          Retail          176     340    97 25  Farouq &     Haroon     Sheikh        50/52  Caretech      Nursing                                        homes         1,790     182    99 26  Andrew     Nisbet        48     Nisbets       Catering                                        equipment       467      82   102 27  Jan Hruska &     Peter Lammer  51/50  Sophos        Computer                                        security      1,088     160   107 28  Bill Ives     65     Rainham Steel Industry        159      57   113 29  Lee     Cottingham    33     Mark Group    Industry        611     194   114 =30 Sir Michael     Bibby         45     Bibby Line    Transport     4,160      47   120 =30 Gregory     Darling       55     Gardline                          Shipping      Transport     1,029      87   120 =30 Chey Garland  51     CJ Garland    Call                                        centres       2,832     245   120 33  Walter Reid   53     The Remet                          Company       Industry         84     200   122 34  Robert     Braithwaite   60     Sunseeker     Power boats   2,230      77   123 35  Neil     McRoberts     65     Moorcroft     Debt                          Group         recovery        332      71   126 36  Alexander     Buchan        64     Lunar Fishing Food            219     329   127 37  Tihan     Presbie     & Rob Small*  45/32  Miniclip      Online                                        video            50     317   131 38  Kirit Patel   59     Day Lewis     Pharma-                                        ceuticals     1,007     100   133 39  Alan Dunn     66     Dunn Brothers Industry        132     131   136 40  Sarah     Tremellen     42     Bravissimo    Retail          428     398   139 =41 Sir James     Dyson         61     Dyson         Industry      2,000      19   142 =41 Sir Paul     Smith         62     Paul Smith    Retail          741      56   142 =43 Hamish     Ogston        60     CPP Group     Business                                        services      1,685      38   143 =43 Anwar &     Yakub Patel   54/55  Gorgemead     Pharma-                                        ceuticals       652     135   143 45  James Clarke  57     Clarke Energy Industry        495     342   147 46  Emma Harrison 45     A4E           Recruitment   1,959     103   148 47  Iain Liddell  45     Uniserve      Transport       193      91   149 48  Leon Aichen   67     AG Thames     Food            480      88   150 49  Charles     Ritchie       61     Score Group   Industry      1,045      77   151 50  John Kennedy  58     Wellstream    Industry        818      55   153 51  Alastair &     Michael     Powell        56/51  Cleveland                          Cable Company Industry        394      13   156 52  Rory Sweet    41     Simian        IT                                        networking      200     122   157 53  John Timpson  65     Timpson       Retail        1,662      68   158 =54 Edwin Sheader 61     Deep Sea                          Electronics   Industry         83      66   160 =54 Richard     Shield        67     RA Shield                          Holdings      Industry        271      96   160 =56 Robert &     Alan Anderson 59/57  Anson         Industry        393      58   164 =56 Alan     Beardshaw     60     Special                          Steel Company Industry        173      32   164 58  George     Materna       55     Matchtech     Business                                        services        228      80   169 59  David &     Robert     Langmead      46/40  Nature's Way                          Food          Food                                        production      501      65   171 60  Willem Wester 64     Carisbrooke                          Shipping      Transport        81      76   173 61  Surjit Rai    50     Rushcliffe    Nursing                          Care          homes           719      90   174 62  Patrick     Howard        62     Bailey        Industry        263      50   175                          Caravans 63  Sir David     McMurtry      68     Renishaw      Industry      2,143      36   176 64  Michael     Depper        68     Connect                          Distribution                          Services      Distribution    439      61   178 65  Michael     Freeman       64     Can Holdings  Industry        401      45   179 66  Shiraz     Dharamshi     Tejani        59     LPC           Industry        978      63   181 67  Michael     Gregory       64     Cromwell      Industrial                                        equipment     1,605      46   184 68  Simon &     Bobby Arora*  39/36  B&M Retail    Retail        1,664      82   187 69  Richard     Harpin        44     Homeserve     Domestic                                        services      5,289      35   188 =70 Christopher     Kelly         59     Keltruck      Transport       492      74   189 =70 Ray Kelvin    53     Ted Baker     Retail        1,515      54   189 =72 Andrew Pindar 51     GA Pindar     Industry      2,483     132   192 =72 Simon Preedy  48     Marla Tube                          Fittings      Industry        144      36   192 74  Bill Evans    77     WR Evans                          (Chemist)     Pharma-                                        ceuticals       558      63   193 =75 Andrew Marr   66     Andrew Marr                          International Food            213      44   196 =75 Lord Tanlaw   74     Fandstan                          Electric      Industry        782      37   196 77  Harold Martin 73     HW Martin     Industry        421      71   199 78  Dale Vince    47     Ecotricity    Industry         80     122   200 79  Terence     Hillman       75     Angus Dundee                          Distillers    Drinks           63      70   205 =80 Peter Smith   59     Swift         Industry        954      17   206 =80 Mark     Stephenson    46     Danesmoor     Industry        215      44   206 =80 Michael &     Andriani     Tsiattalos    68/69  Michael's                          Pitta                          Bread Bakery  Food             58      76   206 83  Mohamed     Esmail        64     SME Group     Food            837     120   207 84  Sam Rayner    55     Lakeland      Retail        1,341      47   208 85  Jeffrey     Walton        66     Berens        Retail          104      20   214 =86 Maurice     Critchley     60     Severn Glocon Industry        284      60   218 =86 Jonathan     Thornton      51     Thornton &                          Ross          Pharma-                                        ceuticals       353      27   218 =88 Andrew Brode  68     RWS           Business                                        services        379      24   221 =88 Gary Dixon    45     Mardix                          Automatic                          Controls      Industry        173      21   221 90  Bob Keiller*  44     Production                          Services                          Network       Industry      4,518      16   222 91  Mark Reid     53     Genetix Group Pharma-                                        ceuticals       176      64   225 92  Douglas Park  48     Park's of                          Hamilton      Transport     1,193      14   228 93  Malcolm Kelly 70     Integ         Industry        272      43   229 =94 Malcolm &     Guy Brook     71/48  Stovax        Industry        360      45   244 =94 Ben Hoppe     75     Rowecord      Industry        951      13   244 96  Michael     Tracey        47     William                          Tracey        Business                                        services        227      46   247 97  Rick Stein    61     Seafood                          Restaurant                          (Padstow)     Leisure         247      51   250 =98 John Lea      62     Morning Foods Food            205      38   257 =98 Tony Stewart  63     ASD Lighting  Industry        172      24   257 100 George     Jackson       62     Jackson Lift                          Services      Industry        294      18   284 *Figures may be for less than five years **Total score is the sum of rankings for wealth, five-year percentage rise in turnover and five-year percentage rise in employment. …