Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 34= - Graeme and Yvonne Brooks, Avtrade

The aviation entrepreneurs are worth £75m.

by Philip Beresford

Founded in 1985 by Graeme Brooks, Avtrade is a West Sussex-based commercial aircraft components business. In 2012-13 it made a healthy £9.6m profit on £70.5m sales.  Brooks and his wife, Yvonne, the finance director, own it all.

Ages: 59-60
Activity: Aviation
Wealth: £75m
Latest turnover: £71m
Five-year rise in turnover: 129%
No. of employees: 134
Five-year rise in employment: 173%

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