The Yorkshire business people who have excelled in 2015

Sky Betting and Gaming chief exective Richard Flint

Sky Betting and Gaming chief exective Richard Flint

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Many Yorkshire businesses have thrived during 2015. Here we celebrate some of the people who should be toasting a successful year.

Paul Teasdale

Beth Butterwick, chief executive of Bonmarche. Picture: Scott Merrylees SM1004/53f

Beth Butterwick, chief executive of Bonmarche. Picture: Scott Merrylees SM1004/53f

Teasdale’s Premier Technical Services Group, the newly floated and acquisitive building services group, has continued its expansion drive.

The Edwards family

They sold a stake in their discount retailer, Poundworld, to TPG, one of the world’s biggest buyout firms, leading to an impressive windfall.

Darren Bryant

The finance director at Card Factory - which was one of the best performing IPOs - cashed in on shares worth millions.

Steve Parkin

The former miner turned multi-millionaire saw his Clipper Group going from strength to strength and being one of the stock market’s best performers.

Beth Butterwick

She has transformed the fortunes of Wakefield-based retailer Bonmarche, whose revenue has risen sharply.

Kevin Brennan

Oversaw the £550m sale of Stokesley-based Quorn Foods to the Philippine consumer goods firm Monde Nissin.

Richard Flint

Led the £800m management buyout of Leeds-based Sky Betting and Gaming with the backing of private equity giant CVC Capital Partners.

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