Sir Bernard Schreier’s conglomerate, CP Holdings, has interests in businesses as diverse as hotels and tractors. It owns a 51% stake in the property developer Waystone and a string of car dealerships across Hungary. The Watford firm also controls Danubius Hotels – a leading hotels operator in Hungary and central Europe – and owns the Danubius Regents Park hotel. Sales at CP Holdings, which employs 8,300 staff, rose to £402m in 2006.

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Company details
Year2007
Rank3
CompanyCP Holdings
ActivityConglomerate
LocationWatford
Sales £m*402.0
Operating profit £m*28.0
Main shareholdersSchreier family trusts (100%)
Staff8,300
Founded1957
Websitewww.danubiushotels.com

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda