Industry Rich List 2017

Published:  08 May, 2017

Motor sector figures in Sunday Times Rich List 2017

Names from the automotive industry pop up regularly in the Sunday Times Rich List 2017, the countdown of the wealthiest people in Britain published annually by the newspaper.

At the top end of the list is Triumph Motorcycles owner John Bloor. He sits at number 88 with £1,454bn.

Cargiant owner Geoffrey Warren is at number 222 is with £550m.

ECP founder and chairman Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia is at number 374 with £310m, the proceeds of which come from both his motor sector and other business activities including property.

Kwik-Fit and Farmer Autocare founder Sir Tom Farmer is joint 865th in the list with £127m.

Derek Hood and family, owners of period racing car restorers JD Classics are at 905th place with £120m. The company is a main partner in the Goodwood Revival as well as other events, and Derek himself also runs the Jaguar Heritage Trust.

Meanwhile, Motorpoint founder David Shelton is joint 938th in the countdown with £117m.

The owners of the UK's franchised dealer groups made their usual good showing in the countdown.  The Clark family, owners of the Arnold Clark Group are joint 121st with £1.1bn. Jack Tordoff and family, owners of dealer chain JCT600 are number 305 with £395m. Lookers owner Tony Bramall and family are at 597 with £192m. Sir Peter Vardy and family are joint 640th with £177m. Guy Harwood and family own the Harwoods dealership chain and are joint 694th with £160m. Sharing the 840th slot on the list are Terry Lister and family, owners of Listers dealership chain, with £130m.  Helston Garages Group owners David and Betty Carr share 929th place with £117m.

Alongside the main chart, the paper also runs the Young 50, detailing the richest people under 30. Carl Hartley, partner in Derbyshire-based car dealers Tom Hartley is number 40 with £17m

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