Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 94= - David Wernick, Wernick Group

The temporary buildings entrepreneur is worth £85m.

by Philip Beresford

From modest beginnings in 1935 making buildings for the farming industry, the Essex-based Wernick Group is now one of the largest builders and hirers of wooden and modular buildings. Under David Wernick, its chief executive, the group made a record £9.6m profit on £81.7m sales in 2013.

Age: 57
Activity: Temporary buildings
Wealth: £85m
Latest turnover: £82m
Five-year rise in turnover: 46%
No. of employees: 537
Five-year rise in employment: 21%
Score: 238

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