37 IAIN LIDDELL
Freight Services, £68m
Ian Liddell worked for a leading shipping line and after gaining experience of the container trade, he hatched the idea for setting up his own freight service operation the day before his 21st birthday in June 1984. Today, over 30 years later, Uniserve is the largest freight service provider in the UK with over 500 staff. The Tilbury-based operation is entirely owned by Liddell. In 2013-14 it made £5.6m profit on £151.5m sales. With £62.7m net assets it is worth £65m. We add £3m for past salaries/dividends and other assets to Liddell.