Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 82 - Douglas Craig, Craig Group

The offshore support entrepreneur is worth £175m.

by Philip Beresford
Last Updated: 24 Oct 2014

Aberdeen-based Craig Group made a healthy £17.2m profit on record sales of £146.7m in 2012-13. Craig, grandson of the founder, joined the business in 1976. Over a period of 15 years from the mid 1970s, the Craig fleet gradually converted from fishing to standby vessels and oil support operations in the North Sea.

Age: 65
Activity: Offshore support
Wealth: £175m
Latest turnover: £147m
Five-year rise in turnover: 40%
No. of employees: 1,062
Five-year rise in employment: 14%
Score: 215

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