33 DENNIS MYERS & FAMILY
Dennis Myers does not seem to want to retire. He now runs a small credit and finance company called Assured Advances. The Romford-based company may be small beer but Myers is the man to make Assured Advances grow. In 2004, he sold his much larger company, Swift Advances, a mortgage and consumer credit lender, to Alchemy Partners, the venture capital operation, for almost £100m. Myers, Swift’s MD at the time. had started the business in 1984 using the experience he had built up from a finance brokerage operation. With his family trusts, he owned all the shares. We value the Myers family at £82m allowing for tax and past salaries/properties.