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Britain’s most secretive entrepreneurs

Some entrepreneurs crave recognition; the respect of their peers; their name in the paper. Some even choose to “give something back” to up-and-coming businesspeople.

 Others take a different approach. Notoriously low-profile, secretive sometimes to the point of paranoia, almost invisible outside their own circles, they will do everything in their power to keep their names out of the papers. They’re determined to keep their private lives firmly, resolutely private.

People such as Barry Burn of Spectrum Computer Services; John Coulter and Ann Jones of Warren James; Stephen Harrison on Harron Homes; Jimmy Heselden; Bill Ives of Rainham Steel; Harold Martin of HW Martin Holdings; Ralph Oppenheimer of Stemcor; Alastair and Michael Powell of Cleveland Cable; Garry Widdowson, scrap metal entrepreneur supreme.

Click here to read our list; a few secrets revealed – and one exclusive interview!

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