Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2011: The League Table

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Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2011: The League Table


Rank  Name                 Age   Company            Activity 1     Nick Robertson       43    Asos               Fashion 2     Simon & Bobby Arora  41/39 B&M                Retailing 3     Paul & Jeremy Eakin  48/43 Eakin Holdings     Health care 4     Noel Hayden          40    Gamesys            Internet games 5     Dr Alan Reece        83    Pearson                                  Engineering        Industry 6     Julian Dunkerton     46    Supergroup**       Retailing 7     Peter &       Denise Coates*       73/43 Bet365.com**       Internet gaming 8     Dr Jonathan Milner   45    Abcam              Pharmaceuticals =9    Sukhpal Ahluwalia    52    Euro Car Parts     Car parts =9    Duncan Bannatyne     62    Bannatyne Fitness  Health clubs 11    Chris &       Laurie Edwards       60/58 Poundworld Retail  Retailing 12    Andrew Gower         32    Jagex              Computer games 13    Zuber Issa*          38    Euro Garages       Forecourt retail =14   Dale Vince           49    Ecotricity         Green energy =14   Andrew Black/       Ed Wray              47/42 Betfair            Internet gaming 16    Phil Cronin*         46    Tombola**          Internet gaming 17    Ranjit &       Baljinder Singh      44/44 Boparan            Food production 18    Angus Robertson      61    Powerperfector     Green energy 19    Tom Morris*          57    Home Bargains      Retailing =20   Nick Jenkins         43    Moonpig.com        Internet retailing =20   Mark & Mo       Constantine          58/57 Lush Cosmetics     Retailing 22    Christopher Watson*  36    Chain Reaction                                  Cycles**           Internet retailing 23    Alexander Buchan*    66    Lunar Fishing      Food production 24    Peter Williams       36    Jack Wills**       Fashion 25    Andrew Nisbet        50    Nisbets            Catering supplies 26    Sir Anwar Pervez*    75    Bestway            Wholesale =27   Philip Burgan        59    Maria Mallaband    Care homes =27   Roy MacGregor*       58    Global Energy      Oil services 29    Emma Harrison        47    A4E                Recruitment 30    Rory Sweet           44    Simian             IT services 31    Tom &       Alan Fergusson       47/44 Fergusson Group    Energy supplies 32    Vin Murria           48    Advanced                                  Computer                                  Software**         Software =33   Peter McNeil*        56    Westbridge                                  Food Group**       Food production =33   Michael Freeman      67    Can Holdings       Oil services 35    Charles Ritchie      63    Score Group        Oil services 36    Jim Clarke           59    Clarke Energy      Green energy =37   Tony Langley         56    Langley Holdings   Industry =37   Assem Allam*         71    Allam Marine       Industry 39    Aidan Heavey         57    Tullow             Oil exploration 40    Harpal Matharu*      54    Globalgrange       Hotels =41   Farouk &       Haroon Sheikh        52/54 Caretech           Care homes =41   Marshall Bailey      62    Axiom Process      Oil services =43   Peter Schofield      49    Tetrosyl           Industry =43   John Griffin         68    Addison Lee        Transport =45   Raj Chatha           41    EFB                Wines & spirits =45   Finlay Ross          59    Aquilaheywood**    Financial services 47    Mark Meade*          59    Holyhead Boatyard  Maritime services 48    Surinder Arora*      52    Arora Holdings     Hotels 49    Maurice Critchley*   62    Severn Glocon      Industry 50    Michael Conway*      56    FM Conway          Construction 51    Nigel Spokes         50    Scot Group         Car hire 52    Mohammed Azam*       46    Medina             Dairy products 53    Hayley Parsons**     37    Gocompare          Internet =54   Leon Aichen*         69    AG Thames          Food distribution =54   Neil Hutchinson      32    Forward                                  Internet**         IT services 56    Chrissie Rucker      42    The White Company  Retailing 57    Carly Read and       Valerie Scott        62/41 Icon Live          Fashion 58    John Timpson*        67    Timpson            Retailing =59   Catherine Paver*     82    Pavers             Retailing =59   Jonathan Little*     46    Little Group       Publishing 61    John Bloor           67    Bloor Holdings     Industry 62    Ed Sheader           63    Deep Sea                                  Electronics        Power generation =63   Andrew Brode         70    RWS                Business services =63   Malcolm Walker       65    Iceland            Retailing 65    Paul Lukic           57    LA International   Recruitment 66    Ray Kelvin           55    Ted Baker          Fashion 67    Gary Dixon           48    Mardix             Industry 68    Neil Kipling         47    ID Business                                  Solutions          Software 69    Charles &       Richard Barr         65/60 Centrax            Industry 70    Kevin Coyle          54    Coyle                                  Personnel/Mayday   Recruitment 71    Michael Masterson*   60    Masterson                                  Holdings           Construction 72    John Randall         81    Kanes Foods        Food production 73    Jonathan Thornton*   54    Thornton & Ross    Pharmaceuticals =74   James Dingwall       65    Dingbro            Car sales =74   David Hummel         52    Victrex            Industry 76    Sir Ray Tindle*      84    Tindle Press                                  Holdings           Media 77    Michael Gregory      66    Cromwell Group     Engineering supplies =78   Chris Adey           45    Adey Holdings**    Industry =78   Guy Brook*           50    Stovax             Industry =78   Pradip &       Manish Dhamecha      52/51 Dhamecha           Wholesale =81   David &       Luisa Scacchetti*    59/60 Mamas & Papas      Childcare products =81   Dame       Margaret Barbour     71    J Barbour          Fashion =83   John Lea             65    Morning Food       Cereals =83   Simon Preedy         50    Marla Tube                                  Fittings           Industry 85    Graham Baker         58    FW Baker           Pet food 86    George Materna       57    Matchtech          Recruitment 87    John Cotton*         70    John Cotton Group  Industry =88   Michael Heuck*       52    Heron Frozen                                  Food Group         Retailing =88   David Wykes          53    Wykes Engineering  Industry =90   Eric Lumley*         65    Viscount                                  Environmental**    Green energy =90   John Byrne*          63    VA Technology**    Robotics =90   Johannus Colam       57    Interfish          Food production 93    Michael Yarrow       63    Diomed             Pharmaceuticals 94    Rupert Martin        61    Dextra             Industry 95    Iain Liddell         47    Uniserve           Transport =96   Raj Advani           51    Advent Data        Computers =96   David Beddow         62    Border Holdings    Car parts 98    Dr Graham Honeyman   59    Sheffield                                  Forgemasters       Industry 99    Colin Hickling       49    Devon Waste                                  Management**       Recycling 100   Nicholas Cook        59    ATC                Industry  Rank  Name                            Wealth       Latest     5yr % rise                                   (pounds m)     turnover    in turnover                                                (pounds m) 1     Nick Robertson                     140          223          1,015 2     Simon & Bobby Arora                120          427            624 3     Paul & Jeremy Eakin                140           36            260 4     Noel Hayden                         70           75          2,400 5     Dr Alan Reece                       80          116            792 6     Julian Dunkerton                   430          139            167 7     Peter & Denise Coates*             750          420            328 8     Dr Jonathan Milner                 105           71            274 =9    Sukhpal Ahluwalia                  225          187            171 =9    Duncan Bannatyne                   430           89            154 11    Chris & Laurie Edwards              80           94            236 12    Andrew Gower                       110           44            159 13    Zuber Issa*                         80          242            206 =14   Dale Vince                          90           37            164 =14   Andrew Black/Ed Wray               135          341            135 16    Phil Cronin*                        55           20            233 17    Ranjit & Baljinder Singh           275          739            135 18    Angus Robertson                     38           30          1,400 19    Tom Morris*                        460          590            116 =20   Nick Jenkins                        35           32          1,500 =20   Mark & Mo Constantine               65          215            190 22    Christopher Watson*                 50           77            221 23    Alexander Buchan*                   62           67            204 24    Peter Williams                      50           65            195 25    Andrew Nisbet                      253          149             77 26    Sir Anwar Pervez*                  580        1,617             62 =27   Philip Burgan                       40           33            312 =27   Roy MacGregor*                      85          129             95 29    Emma Harrison                       60          191            145 30    Rory Sweet                         110          129            108 31    Tom & Alan Fergusson               120          120             88 32    Vin Murria                          13           30            400 =33   Peter McNeil*                       38          110            144 =33   Michael Freeman                    120           67            123 35    Charles Ritchie                     62          166            148 36    Jim Clarke                          49          172            139 =37   Tony Langley                       370          378             68 =37   Assem Allam*                       185          116            190 39    Aidan Heavey                        95          582             31 40    Harpal Matharu*                    270           73             62 =41   Farouk & Haroon Sheikh              30           90            173 =41   Marshall Bailey                     32           16            220 =43   Peter Schofield                     54          148             78 =43   John Griffin                        55           88            126 =45   Raj Chatha                          85          113             23 =45   Finlay Ross                        100           37             76 47    Mark Meade*                         35           30            233 48    Surinder Arora*                    234           66             83 49    Maurice Critchley*                  40           45            150 50    Michael Conway*                     65          125             76 51    Nigel Spokes                        44           60            131 52    Mohammed Azam*                      35          171            104 53    Hayley Parsons**                    60           75             53 =54   Leon Aichen*                        40          259             76 =54   Neil Hutchinson                     59           72            300 56    Chrissie Rucker                     60           84             71 57    Carly Read and       Valerie Scott                       25           81             76 58    John Timpson*                       62          125             47 =59   Catherine Paver*                    40           50             61 =59   Jonathan Little*                    77          213             51 61    John Bloor                         385          631             11 62    Ed Sheader                          36           18             80 =63   Andrew Brode                        68           61             49 =63   Malcolm Walker                     172        2,265             31 65    Paul Lukic                          45          117            160 66    Ray Kelvin                         115          164             39 67    Gary Dixon                          22           30             87 68    Neil Kipling                        32           23            109 69    Charles & Richard Barr              41          123            162 70    Kevin Coyle                         60          123             86 71    Michael Masterson*                  80           84             50 72    John Randall                        73           83             34 73    Jonathan Thornton*                  60           51             54 =74   James Dingwall                      30           96             68 =74   David Hummel                        55          189             55 76    Sir Ray Tindle*                    145           43             30 77    Michael Gregory                     70          177             24 =78   Chris Adey                          40           21             50 =78   Guy Brook*                          45           47             57 =78   Pradip &       Manish Dhamecha                     84          428             43 =81   David &       Luisa Scacchetti*                   48          126             20 =81   Dame Margaret       Barbour                            110           74             37 =83   John Lea                            28           90             76 =83   Simon Preedy                        52           65             48 85    Graham Baker                        55           72             67 86    George Materna                      28          264             67 87    John Cotton*                        60           99             25 =88   Michael Heuck*                      45          141             42 =88   David Wykes                         34           22             69 =90   Eric Lumley*                        20           12             50 =90   John Byrne*                         25           10             70 =90   Johannus Colam                      30           30             76 93    Michael Yarrow                      47           42             40 94    Rupert Martin                       42           51             46 95    Iain Liddell                        57          109             16 =96   Raj Advani                          30          121             66 =96   David Beddow                        35           43             59 98    Dr Graham Honeyman                  31          105             44 99    Colin Hickling                      30           18             29 100   Nicholas Cook                       25           49             48  Rank  Name                          Number of   5yr % rise in    Score**                                     employees      employment 1     Nick Robertson                      543             311         28 2     Simon & Bobby Arora               4,831             430         31 3     Paul & Jeremy Eakin                 220             340         35 4     Noel Hayden                         276             851         42 5     Dr Alan Reece                       215             532         43 6     Julian Dunkerton                    798             171         48 7     Peter & Denise Coates*             1313              73         50 8     Dr Jonathan Milner                  253             191         52 =9    Sukhpal Ahluwalia                 1,749             154         59 =9    Duncan Bannatyne                  2,754             141         59 11    Chris & Laurie Edwards             1527             213         60 12    Andrew Gower                        374             234         64 13    Zuber Issa*                         523             163         71 =14   Dale Vince                          163             186         72 =14   Andrew Black/Ed Wray               1677             176         72 16    Phil Cronin*                         98             600         73 17    Ranjit & Baljinder Singh          4,587              81         80 18    Angus Robertson                      67           1,575         81 19    Tom Morris*                       4,829              77         83 =20   Nick Jenkins                         73             812         85 =20   Mark & Mo Constantine             4,280             157         85 22    Christopher Watson*                 291             191         92 23    Alexander Buchan*                   290              88         97 24    Peter Williams                    1,286             160        102 25    Andrew Nisbet                       748              73        103 26    Sir Anwar Pervez*                 5,228              85        104 =27   Philip Burgan                      1348             140        107 =27   Roy MacGregor*                      758              95        107 29    Emma Harrison                     3,254             111        108 30    Rory Sweet                          268              64        111 31    Tom & Alan Fergusson                178              55        116 32    Vin Murria                          235             279        117 =33   Peter McNeil*                        76             280        120 =33   Michael Freeman                     568              42        120 35    Charles Ritchie                   1,249              55        127 36    Jim Clarke                          624             104        129 =37   Tony Langley                      2,264              42        130 =37   Assem Allam*                         29               7        130 39    Aidan Heavey                        555             228        132 40    Harpal Matharu*                   1,043              46        133 =41   Farouk & Haroon Sheikh            2,860             150        135 =41   Marshall Bailey                      38              90        135 =43   Peter Schofield                   1,308             123        137 =43   John Griffin                        492              70        137 =45   Raj Chatha                          384             249        138 =45   Finlay Ross                         216              44        138 47    Mark Meade*                         207              60        143 48    Surinder Arora*                     644              19        144 49    Maurice Critchley*                  320              61        149 50    Michael Conway*                     698              49        150 51    Nigel Spokes                        851              61        153 52    Mohammed Azam*                      551             105        154 53    Hayley Parsons**                     52              79        158 =54   Leon Aichen*                        602              78        163 =54   Neil Hutchinson                      46               2        163 56    Chrissie Rucker                     672              43        165 57    Carly Read and       Valerie Scott                     1,687             111        176 58    John Timpson*                     2,633              53        179 =59   Catherine Paver*                    724              75        181 =59   Jonathan Little*                  1,226              30        181 61    John Bloor                        2,173              24        182 62    Ed Sheader                           99              52        183 =63   Andrew Brode                        471              38        185 =63   Malcolm Walker                   21,464              20        185 65    Paul Lukic                           89              10        187 66    Ray Kelvin                        1,575              23        188 67    Gary Dixon                          190              65        189 68    Neil Kipling                        206              40        190 69    Charles & Richard Barr              729               9        193 70    Kevin Coyle                         206               5        194 71    Michael Masterson*                  303              15        197 72    John Randall                      1,262              29        198 73    Jonathan Thornton*                  392              21        199 =74   James Dingwall                      946              59        200 =74   David Hummel                        492              26        200 76    Sir Ray Tindle*                     817              10        201 77    Michael Gregory                   1,745              31        203 =78   Chris Adey                           20              43        207 =78   Guy Brook*                          411              29        207 =78   Pradip & Manish Dhamecha            373              14        207 =81   David & Luisa Scacchetti*         1,359              61        208 =81   Dame Margaret Barbour               576               7        208 =83   John Lea                            259              33        212 =83   Simon Preedy                        171              28        212 85    Graham Baker                        225               7        215 86    George Materna                      276              40        220 87    John Cotton*                        834              20        222 =88   Michael Heuck*                    1,468              26        225 =88   David Wykes                          73              20        225 =90   Eric Lumley*                        159              47        231 =90   John Byrne*                          56              24        231 =90   Johannus Colam                      191              14        231 93    Michael Yarrow                      136              20        232 94    Rupert Martin                       462              18        239 95    Iain Liddell                        201              17        240 =96   Raj Advani                          113              15        242 =96   David Beddow                        175              13        242 98    Dr Graham Honeyman                  797              26        244 99    Colin Hickling                       69              33        248 100   Nicholas Cook                       454              19        259 * Includes family stake **Figures may be less than five years. 

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