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Lord Haughey and family
Refrigeration
Rank 2017
24
Worth
£265m
Rise/fall
£25m
After an engineering apprenticeship, Haughey set up City Refrigeration in 1985, providing cooling services to pubs. The Glasgow-based company saw its profits slip to £13.5m on £463.1m sales in 2015. Haughey, 60, rejected a £300m offer for the group in 2002. Today we value the business at about £225m and other assets add £40m. He was knighted in 2012 for services to business and philanthropy and elevated to the peerage the following year.