Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 98 - Stuart Lomax, Alco Valves

The engineering entrepreneur is worth £45m.

by Philip Beresford

Alco Valves was established in 1977 and makes products and accessories for the oil, gas and energy sectors. In 2013, its parent company saw its profit soar to £5.9m on £18m sales. Stuart Lomax runs the West Yorkshire operation.

Age: 48
Activity: Engineering
Wealth: £45m
Latest turnover: £18m
Five-year rise in turnover: 64%
No. of employees: 111
Five-year rise in employment: 13%
Score: 258

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