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The Mackie Family

Thomas Mackie, an ex-GEC employee and former RAF radio operator, founded City Electrical Factors in 1951 with just one outlet in Coventry, selling electric cables and light fittings to contractors. He died in January 2012, aged 89, and the company is now run by his grandson Thomas.


Birmingham Post Rich List 2017: see the 50 richest people in the Midlands

See who made the 2017 Rich List with eight new entries and an overall wealth that has increased by almost £8 billion

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Rich List 2017: No.16 - Thomas Mackie and family

The family have seen their fortunes remain constant at £440 million while their Rich List ranking has dropped two places

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Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.14 - The Mackie Family

Established in 1951 with one outlet, the Mackie family’s City Electrical Factors Holdings now has customers around the world

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Rich List 2015: No.12= - The Mackie Family

Thomas Mackie died in January 2012, aged 89, and the company is now run by his grandson, Thomas, aged 26.

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