Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 46= - Michael MacDonald, MacDonald Humfrey (Automation)

The industrial entrepreneur is worth £58m.

by Philip Beresford

Luton-based MacDonald Humfrey (Automation) was started in 1988 and it provides control systems and specialises in airport equipment. In 2013 it made £8.6m profit on nearly £44m sales. Michael Macdonald is a director and main shareholder. 

Age: 59
Activity: Industry
Wealth: £58m
Latest turnover: £44m
Five-year rise in turnover: 300%
No. of employees: 265
Five-year rise in employment: 66%
Score: 145

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