Industrialists


Edward Akroyd

Edward Akroyd (1810–1887), industrialist, politician and philanthropist, was born at Brockholes near Halifax to Jonathan Akroyd (1782–1847) and his wife, Sarah Wright.

Frank Harris Fulford

Canadian-born entrepreneur, art collector and businessman

James Burton

James Burton (1784–1868) was the owner of several cotton mills in Tyldesley and Hindsford in the mid-19th century.

John Holker

John Holker (1719 – 27 April 1786) was a Jacobite soldier, industrialist, and one of the world’s first industrial espionage agents, born in Stretford, England, to blacksmith John Holker and his wife Alice.

John Kemp Starley

John Kemp Starley was an inventor of the safety bicycle and founder of what became known as the Rover car manufacturing company.

John Rylands

John Rylands (7 February 1801 – 11 December 1888) was an English entrepreneur and philanthropist. He was the owner of the largest textile manufacturing concern in the United Kingdom, and Manchester’s first multi-millionaire.

John White, 1st Baron Overtoun

John Campbell White, 1st Baron Overtoun JP, DL (21 November 1843 – 15 February 1908), was a Scottish chemical manufacturer, supporter of religious causes, philanthropist and Liberal politician

Marshall Stevens

Marshall Stevens, born in 1852, was an English property developer whose work with Daniel Adamson and others led to the construction of the Manchester Ship Canal, completed in 1894.

Sir Alexander MacRobert

Self-made millionaire from Aberdeen

Sir John Brunner, 1st Baronet

A British industrialist, philanthropist and Liberal Party politician who, with Ludwig Mond, created the chemical company Brunner Mond.