Travis off the rich list

Published:  26 April, 2010

NORTHAMPTON: Tony Travis, of builders' merchant Travis Perkins, dropped from the Sunday Times rich list. Mr Travis, whose wealth was estimated at £98m last year, retired in 2001 as chair of Travis Perkins after 36 years at the company. His departure marked the end of family involvement on the group's board.

Heading the top 10 – as he has for the last six years – is the steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, whose fortune doubled from £10.8bn to £22.4bn last year, following the resurgence in steel prices.

Roman Abramovich remained second, seeing his fortune rise by a measly 6%, which in his case meant an extra £400m, to £7.4bn. The highest Briton on the list was once again the Duke of Westminster, whose property empire rose by £250m to £6.75bn.

Sign Up

For the Builders' Merchants News enewsletter.

In the spotlight

Recruitment

Builders Merchants Vacancies – UK Wide

We work closely with the National and Large Independent Builders Merchants as well as Manufacturers & Distributors. We have vacancies all over the UK for those who work within the Building Supplies sector.

Guest Blog by Simon Damp

Is DIY a lost art?

As time goes by, the art of do-it-yourself when it comes to activities around the home and garden is fast becoming more and more of a lost art.