Worth an estimated £12bn, the duo ranked seventh in this year’s Sunday Times Rich List – significantly above alcoholic beverages manufacturer Glenn Gordon and family (ranked 55).
The Rich List ranks the 1,000 wealthiest people or families resident in the UK by net wealth, including people born overseas.
Also featured in the top 10 richest food and drink manufacturers were 2 Sisters owner Ranjit Singh Boparan and his family, Nomad foods owner Martin Franklin and Manfred Gorvy and family, owner of Refresco.
This year’s list saw four new entries by food and drink business owners. The Billington Family (worth £160m) ranked 731st on the list, followed by dairy nutrition manufacturer Volac owners James Neville and family (worth £132m) in 891st.
Stuart Dalziel and family, owners of Dalziel, which supplies meat, sundries and ingredients to processors and butchers, took the 920th position with net worth of £128m.
Adam and Jason Fuller and family – owners of frozen food firm Fullers Foods – were ranked 978th (worth £120m).
To find out about these people and more, click on the next slide in this photo gallery of the top 10 richest people in food and drink manufacturing.