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David Gray
Food
Rank 2017
962=
Worth
£110m
Rise/fall
New
Gray, 58, a former executive of food group Hillsdown Holdings, led a management buyout of seven subsidiaries in 1997, creating London-based food company Argent Group Europe in a £53.6m deal. Its businesses supply fruit to supermarkets and meat products to the catering sector, including Michelin-starred restaurants. Parent company Fletcher Bay Group made a £11.2m profit on £631.7m sales in 2015.