No cash shortage for the lucky few!

Danny Sawrij, managing director of Leo Group
Danny Sawrij, managing director of Leo Group

MONEY might be tight for most of us but there are still some lucky folk with very deep pockets.

Several businessmen with Calderdale interests are sitting on fortunes worth tens of millions of pounds.

The exclusive club, revealed in the Yorkshire Business Insider magazine, charts the fortunes of the region’s top 100 WORKING millionaires.

At No 13 is Chris Marshall, aged 72, and family with a fortune of £156 million from Marshall Holdings, Elland.

The property and construction company continues to win a string of high-profile contracts.

John Laithwaite, 67, and family, is No 22 on the list with a fortune of £112 million.

He set up commercial laundry company JLA in Ripponden in 1973.

In 2010 a private equity operation bought a majority stake valuing it at £150 million.

At No 46 is Danny Sawrij, 42, worth £56 million.

He owns the Leo Group at Ploughcroft, Halifax, which is a waste recycling and animal by-products company.

At joint 92nd are Derek Clee, 69, and David Ross, 68, each with a fortune of £32 million.

They founded Hipperholme tumble dryer firm Crosslee.

Topping the list is Sir Kenneth Morrison, 79, and family, who made their £1.04bn fortune from the family supermarket chain.