Boss who believes in keeping workers in pipeline for news

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Edward Naylor was reluctant to join the family pipework firm but when he did take over he transformed it. Ismail Mulla reports.

Back in 1993 Edward Naylor was a high-flying City accountant working for Deloitte. He’d spent time in Germany as the Berlin Wall came down and was on secondment as a company’s acting finance director.

But then one evening, while he was around at a colleague’s house, he got a phone call saying his dad was dying. “I dropped everything and came home. He was in Barnsley Hospital and never came out,” says Mr Naylor.

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