Tony Wilkinson (businessman)

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Tony Wilkinson
Born
Anthony Harwick Wilkinson

April 1937 (age 81–82)
Known forco-owner and former chairman of Wilko
Net worth£275 million (April 2016)

Anthony Harwick "Tony" Wilkinson (born April 1937) is the co-owner and former chairman of the British high street chain Wilko.

Early life[edit]

Anthony Harwick Wilkinson was born in April 1937,[1] the son of James Kemsey Wilkinson and his wife Mary Cooper, who founded Wilko in 1930.[2][3]

Career[edit]

When Tony Wilkinson retired as chairman after 45 years in June 2005, he was replaced by his niece, Karin Swann, and his daughter, Lisa Wilkinson.[4] In 2014, Karin Swann sold her family's 50% holding in the business to Lisa Wilkinson.[5]

In April 2016, the Sunday Times Rich List estimated his net worth at £275 million.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WILKO RETAIL LIMITED - Officers (free information from Companies House)". beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  2. ^ Stephen Butt (30 October 2013). The History of Leicester in 100 People. Amberley Publishing Limited. pp. 118–. ISBN 978-1-4456-1698-8. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  3. ^ http://www.insightdiy.co.uk/live/products/506a.pdf
  4. ^ "Rich List 2013: No.=16 - Tony Wilkinson (£480m)". Birmingham Post. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  5. ^ Ruddick, Graham (2 August 2014). "Wilkinson family split after 84 years in retail". The Telegraph. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Tony Wilkinson". Sunday Times Rich List (page 69). 24 April 2016.