Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 86= - Andrew Brode, RWS

The translation services entrepreneur is worth £140m.

by Philip Beresford

Andrew Brode was working in publishing when he acquired RWS, Europe's largest technical translation and patent search business in 1995. The Gerrards Cross-based operation was floated on the stock market in 2003 by way of a reverse takeover.

Age: 74
Activity: Translation services
Wealth: £140m
Latest turnover: £77m
Five-year rise in turnover: 40%
No. of employees: 532
Five-year rise in employment: 12%
Score: 224

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