A fifth generation family-owned business that started out as shipowners 140 years ago, this company’s largest subsidiary is now the fuel distributor Rix Petroleum. Based in Hull and led by managing director Tim Rix, 51, it also owns caravan maker Victory Leisure Homes. Its other interests include car retailing and property development.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank30
CompanyRix
ActivityShipping, oil distributor
LocationHull
Sales £m490.1
Operating profit £m4.4
Main shareholdersJohn Rix & family (100%)
Staff425
Founded1927
Websitewww.rix.co.uk

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