39 DENNIS MYERS & FAMILY
Finance 2018: £84m 2017: £83m (39th)
Dennis Myers does not seem to want to retire. He now runs a small credit and finance company called Assured Advances and has a small property operation with £4.3m assets. The Romford-based company may be small, 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 raise the Myers family to £84m allowing for tax and the increase in assets at his property business.