Rupert Mucklow is chairman of Cradley Heath-based A&J Mucklow Group, one of the region’s leading industrial property companies. He has been executive chairman of the company since 2004 when his father Albert stepped down. In 2007 the firm converted to a Real Estate Investment Trust. The Mucklow family has a 31.7 per cent stake in the business worth £87 million. A&J Mucklow, founded in 1933, is still a family business with the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of the company’s founders holding shares.