2018: No.5 - £1.45bn
2017: No.4 - £1.25bn
John Bloor's Bloor Investments - parent of Bloor Homes and Triumph Motorcycles - is doing very nicely, reporting soaring profits and revenue.
A recovery in the housing market, rising values and ultra-low interest rates have resulted in growing profits, and a turnover of £1.14 billion.
Measham-based Bloor Homes - established in 1969 - is building houses at a rate of more than 2000 a year – everything from one-bedroom apartments to seven-bedroom luxury homes. The business has been helped by the Government's continuing help for first time buyers. New developments have been built across the UK including Rugby, Portsmouth, Altrincham, Wednesbury, Bath and Frome.
Bloor Homes is one of the largest privately-owned housebuilding groups in the UK. John Bloor's son Adrian is chief executive of Bloor Homes, having previously been chairman of the operation's southern region.
Hinckley-based Triumph Motorcycles is making a contribution to the Bloor balance sheet with a pre-tax profit of £2.3 million. The firm has embarked on one of the biggest model launch programmes in its history.
Triumph Motorcycles made a profit despite challenging market conditions which have had an effect on revenue. The company continues to invest in new models. Export performance remains strong, with production facilities and distribution networks in Brazil and India delivering an important contribution. The company has a factory in Brazil as well as three factories in Thailand and one in India.
Motorcycle sales are around 55,000 units, with more than 85 per cent coming from exports including the US.
Derbyshire-born miner's son John Bloor, 73, a former plasterer, bought the collapsed Triumph for £150,000 in 1983 and the brand displayed the first products from its new Hinckley factory in 1990. He has poured more than £80 million into rebuilding the 100 year-old brand. He was awarded the OBE in 1995 for services to the motorcycle industry and holds an honorary law doctorate from Leicester University.