The Warburton family fell down this year’s Rich List to 225th place but were still worth £545M. This was despite their wealth increasing by £15M compared with last year.
It was the second year in a row that family was placed lower in the list – after they ranked 206 in 2015’s Rich List.
Earlier this year, the Warburtons business was named the best food manufacturing employer in The Sunday Times’s list of The 30 Best Big Companies to work for 2017 – the only food manufacturing company to make it on the list.
The manufacturer celebrated the launch of its giant crumpets with an advertising campaign featuring The Muppets.