Factory owner and Liberal Member of Parliament, was born in Tyldesley, Lancashire.
Industrialist, politician and philanthropist.
Canadian-born entrepreneur, art collector and businessman
James Burton (1784–1868) was the owner of several cotton mills in Tyldesley and Hindsford in the mid-19th century.
Jacobite soldier, industrialist, and one of the world’s first industrial espionage agents.
Inventor of the safety bicycle and founder of what became known as the Rover car manufacturing company.
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 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
Property developer whose work with Daniel Adamson and others led to the construction of the Manchester Ship Canal, completed in 1894.
Wealthy Scottish merchant, politician, and landowner; commissioned Aberdeen architects to design two houses.