Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 86= - James Hook, PD Hook

The chicken farming entrepreneur is worth £118m.

by Philip Beresford
Last Updated: 24 Oct 2014

James Hook runs P D Hook, an Oxfordshire-based company which runs chicken hatcheries. The company provides day-old chicks and chickens, including the Oakham and Willow brands, which are supplied to retailers such as Tesco and Marks & Spencer. In 2013, PD Hook made £13.8m profit on £114.6m sales.

Age: 58
Activity: Poultry and eggs
Wealth: £118m
Latest turnover: £115m
Five-year rise in turnover: 40%
No. of employees: 476
Five-year rise in employment: 21%
Score: 224

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