This fifth-generation family-owned business started out as a shipowner 140 years ago but now its largest subsidiary is fuel distributor Rix Petroleum. Based in Hull and led by managing director Tim Rix, 52, it also owns caravan maker Victory Leisure Homes. The group’s other activities include shipping, car retailing and property development.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank38
CompanyRix
ActivityShipping, oil distributor
LocationHull
Sales £m453.2
Operating profit £m5.3
Main shareholdersJohn Rix & family (100%)
Staff464
Founded1927
Websitewww.rix.co.uk

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