Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 42= - Harshadrai Patel, Interport

The pharmaceuticals entrepreneur is worth £40m.

by Philip Beresford

Pharmacist Harshadrai Patel owns and runs Interport, a Croydon based pharmaceutical operation. He set up the business in 1994 with the proceeds from the sale of a chain of pharmacies he owned in Liverpool. In 2012-13 Interport made £3.9m profit on £121.3m sales.

Age: 70
Activity: Pharmaceuticals
Wealth: £40m
Latest turnover: £121m
Five-year rise in turnover: 203%
No. of employees: 126
Five-year rise in employment: 138%
Score: 143

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