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Jim Ratcliffe – A Profile by The Sunday Times

You may not have heard of Jim Ratcliffe, but he's is in your life from the moment you wake up until you go to sleep. He is responsible for the plastic cap on your toothpaste tube, to the chlorine that cleans the water you use to brush your teeth. Many of the things you use during the day that are made using chemicals “we’ve had a hand in,” he says with a smile. This includes our clothes, our cars, our furniture, and the packages our food and medicines come in. Describing Jim as “Britain’s most successful postwar industrialist”, John Arlidge asks him about his views on manufacturing, investments, shale gas and his latest project to build an uncompromising 4x4.

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