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Top UK female entrepreneurs list include industry names

04 July 2005
Top UK female entrepreneurs list include industry names

The women behind contract caterer Charlton House and Thwaite's Brewery are among the top 50 female entrepreneurs in the UK, according to a recent survey.

Ann Yerburgh, the chairman of Blackburn-based Thwaite's Brewery, was listed in 16th place. Her brewery and pub company had sales of £148.5m in 2003-2004.

Robyn Jones, co-owner of Charlton House Catering, was ranked 28th. The contract caterer continued to grow sales last year topping £32m in 2003-2004.

The assessment, conducted by Real Business magazine and Orange, was commissioned to determine the nature and quality of women-run businesses and was based on sales, long-term growth and pre-tax profits.

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