Wealthy Scottish merchant, politician, and landowner; commissioned Aberdeen architects to design two houses.
Caleb Wright, factory owner and Liberal Member of Parliament who was born in Tyldesley, Lancashire
A British industrialist, philanthropist and Liberal Party politician who, with Ludwig Mond, created the chemical company Brunner Mond.
John Kemp Starley was an inventor of the safety bicycle and founder of what became known as the Rover car manufacturing company.
Canadian-born entrepreneur, art collector and businessman
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 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.
Self-made millionaire from Aberdeen
Edward Akroyd (1810–1887), industrialist, politician and philanthropist, was born at Brockholes near Halifax to Jonathan Akroyd (1782–1847) and his wife, Sarah Wright.
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.