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Trevor Hemmings, owner of Preston North End F.C. and Northern Trust Group, died suddenly on 11 October. Credit: via Preston North End F.C.'s LinkedIn

Billionaire Trevor Hemmings dies at 86

Julia Hatmaker

The Lancashire businessman and Northern Trust Group owner passed away suddenly on 11 October.

Listed as one of the richest men in the country, Trevor Hemmings was worth £1.1bn according to The Sunday Times Rich List.

Hemmings created Northern Trust in 1962. The company’s portfolio includes more than 8m sq ft of industrial and office parks and more than 5,000 acres of land across the country. During his career, Hemmings twice owned the Pontins holiday camp chain. He also owned Blackpool Tower and Winter Gardens, which he sold to Blackpool Council 2010.

For football fans, Hemmings will be remembered as the owner of Championship league team Preston North End. Hemmings also had a passion for racing and his horses won the Grand National three times.

Known for his charitable giving, Hemmings provided funds for Preston’s Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Centre to help victims of sexual violence and supported Princess Royal’s Trust for Carers, the Red Cross and Samaritans.

Hemmings is survived by his wife, Eve, and their four children.

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