34 Frank Van Wezel
Sports Shoes, £80m
League One football club Southend United won promotion via the play-offs in May. This will have pleased Dutch entrepreneur and long-time Shrimpers’ director Frank Van Wezel. He set up Southend-based sports shoe group Hi-Tec in 1974. The company made £1.7m profit on £76m sales in 2013-14. It should easily be worth its £71.5m net assets. In all the Dutchman should be worth £80m.