Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 50= - Jeff and Jonathon Batson, Ralawise

The leisurewear entrepreneurs are worth £70m.

by Philip Beresford
Last Updated: 24 Oct 2014

Ralawise was founded in the early 80’s by the Batson family in the kitchen of their family home. Originally a T-shirt printer, the family decorated garments for the local souvenir market. The Deeside-based operation is now one of the biggest distribution companies of promotional clothing & leisurewear in Europe. The business is led by twin brothers Jeffrey and Jonathon Batson. In 2013, Ralawise made £6.7m profit on £76m sales.

Age: 50
Activity: Leisurewear
Wealth: £70m
Latest turnover: £76m
Five-year rise in turnover: 138%
No. of employees: 147
Five-year rise in employment: 127%
Score: 150

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