Taking the title of the sixth richest people in the UK food and drink industry were Agust and Lydur Gudmundsson, chief executive and non-executive director of Bakkavor respectively, with a net worth of £560m – ranked 247th, down from 197th.
Ranked 254th in the rich list and seventh richest were David Samworth and family, with a wealth of £540m. The owners of Samworth Brothers fell down the list from 225th last year.
In eighth place was Robin Faccenda and his family, chairman of poultry Processor Faccenda Group. Faccenda climbed six places on this year’s rich list, taking the 374th spot with a net worth of £350m.
Tild Rice owners Vipul Thakrar and family were the ninth wealthiest people in food and drink, ranking 562nd on the Rich List with a net worth of £214m.
Just sneaking into the top 10 was Iqbal Ahmed and family, owners of frozen food processor Seamark. The family was worth £213m and was ranked 563rd.