Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 79 - Simon Preedy, Marla Tube Fittings

The industrial entrepreneur is worth £125m.

by Philip Beresford

Marla Tube Fittings, a Warwickshire metal tube manufacturing business is growing fast. Founded in 1956, it is run by MD Simon Preedy. Marla's profits hit £13.1m on sales of £115.1m in 2014.

Age: 54
Activity: Industry
Wealth: £125m
Latest turnover: £115m
Five-year rise in turnover: 77%
No. of employees: 180
Five-year rise in employment: 5%
Score: 205

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