The Yorkshire business people who have excelled in 2015

Many Yorkshire businesses have thrived during 2015. Here we celebrate some of the people who should be toasting a successful year.
Sky Betting and Gaming chief exective Richard FlintSky Betting and Gaming chief exective Richard Flint
Sky Betting and Gaming chief exective Richard Flint

Paul Teasdale

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

The Edwards family

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

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

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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

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