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Brian Kennedy
Kitchens, Windows
Rank 2017
22
Worth
£285m
Rise/fall
£4m
Kennedy, 57, sold rugby club Sale Sharks last year in a £2.5m deal. The son of an Edinburgh window cleaner, he floated two businesses in 2014 – green energy firm Entu, and Epwin, a plastics operation – retaining stakes worth £35m. He made his fortune in kitchens then bought Everest home improvements. Kennedy sold a mobile phone business in 2002 for £31m and his Manchester-based Patrick Properties has a £100m portfolio.