Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 34= - Gordon Sanders, Runwood Homes

The care homes entrepreneur is worth £175m.

by Philip Beresford

A successful property developer Gordon Sanders bought Hadleigh-based Runwood Homes for £60,000 from a close friend in 1988. A decade later he sold the company's assets before embarking on a new programme of building and acquisition in the care home sector. Runwood now has 67 homes round the country and made £12.2m profit on £93.7m sales in 2012-13.

Age: 68
Activity: Care homes
Wealth: £175m
Latest turnover: £94m
Five-year rise in turnover: 81%
No. of employees: 3571
Five-year rise in employment: 75%
Score:134

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