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Geoffrey Halstead and family
Flooring
Rank 2017
225=
Worth
£545m
Rise/fall
£58m

Bury-based James Halstead makes vinyl tiles and, until 2013, motorcycle accessories. The company, which was founded in 1915 by the grandfather of Halstead, 87, saw its profits rise 7.8% to £23.3m in the six months to the end of December 2015 and there were strong sales in its Canadian and French subsidiaries. The company's stock market value has risen to £1bn and the wider Halstead family and trusts have a stake worth at least £500m.