47= PHILIP SETTER
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Philip Setter runs Basildon-based Whitehouse Leisure, which distributes soft toys used as prizes in amusement and leisure venues worldwide and sells soft toys, backpacks and accessories in licensing tie-ups with films and television shows, such as Minions and Star Wars. Its licence to distribute Disney soft toys in the UK and Ireland was recently extended to include the Middle East and Africa. In 2017 the company made £7.5m profit on £48.2m sales. With nearly £29m net assets it is a £60m operation.