41 IAIN LIDDELL
Logistics 2018: £79m 2017: £75m (44th=)
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 1984. Today Uniserve is the largest freight service provider in the UK with over 500 staff. The Tilbury-based operation is entirely owned by Liddell. In 2016-17 it made £4.8m profit on £206.4m sales. With nearly £75m net assets (up £4m) it is worth that sum. We add £4m for past salaries/dividends and other assets to Liddell.