THE family behind Dorset’s Hall & Woodhouse brewery have joined the list of the UK’s richest people, behind other local figures such as the founders of Lush and New Look.

Mark and Anthony Woodhouse and their family have an estimated fortune of £134million, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.

The business is run from Blandford by Mark Woodhouse, 63, and his 53-year-old cousin Anthony, whose family enter the Rich List in joint 884th place.

Managing director Anthony Woodhouse told last year how the business had invested £30m in Dorset over five years, including replacing its brewery after 115 years.

Anthony Woodhouse is part of the seventh generation of Woodhouses, with three members of the eighth generation in the business. “It’s not there to provide employment for Woodhouses,” he said last year. “That’s been drummed into us, that we’re here for a greater purpose than just making money.”

The third richest person in the list, down from top position last year, is Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who won a six-year planning battle to build a mansion in the New Forest.

The 68-year-old chemicals tycoon saw his fortune slip £2.9billion to £18.15bn, the report said. He pledged £40m a year to the former Team Sky this year, renaming it Team Ineos after his business.

The richest man in Dorset remained James Benamore, 42, Bournemouth-based founder of sub-prime lender Amigo Loans. He rose from number 337 to 174 on the list, with his fortune up £420m to £800m. He made £304m selling shares in Amigo Holdings.

Bournemouth Airport owner Sir Peter Rigby was joint 210th, up from joint 216th with his fortune up £35m to £660m. His company the Rigby Group saw turnover reach £2.37bn in 2017-18, when it bought the Hurn airport.

Clinton, Spencer and John McCarthy remained at joint number 213 on the list, although their fortune was up £15m to £650m. Clinton, 54, and Spencer, 53, set up Ringwood-based developer Churchill Retirement Living, while father John, 79, founded McCarthy & Stone.

The McCarthys were the 29th biggest political donors on the list, giving £62,500 to the Conservatives.

Lush Cosmetics co-founders Mark and Mo Constantine are at joint number 308 – up from joint 427 – with an estimated fortune up £150m to £440m.

Mr Constantine, 66, and wife Mo, 65, founded Lush in Poole in 1995 and are the 24th richest couple on the list.

The Sunday Times estimates the value of the family’s holding in the business at £393m, with £47m added from their dividends, their controlling stake in the smaller firm Cosmetic Warriors and other interests.

The founder of New Look-headquartered New Look, Tom Singh, and his family appear at number 385 on the list (down from joint 344), with their fortune down £30m to £340m. Mr Singh, 69, owns a 10 per cent stake in the high street fashion chain, which saw turnover fall by seven per cent last year and announced in November that it was shutting 85 shops.

Ray Kelvin, founder of the Ted Baker fashion chain – who says he has invested £80m of his personal money in Bournemouth developments – slipped from 244th to joint 416th, with his fortune down £213m to £309. He resigned as Ted Baker’s chief executive after complaints about a “hugging culture”.

Andrew and Christina Brownsword, the Bath-based couple who are behind Brownsword Hall at Poundbury, are joint 440th (down from joint 423) with an estimated fortune up £2m to £297m. Mr Brownsword, 71, sold a greetings card firm for £165m and netted £50m from a sports retailer. He and Christina, 67, have assets in two hotel companies and a farming operation.

Dorset-born computer expert Jonathan Reeves is joint 606th on the list (down from joint 584) with a fortune unchanged at £200m.

Rupert Martin, of Gillingham-based industrial lighting company Dextra, is at number 828 (down from joint 584), with his wealth down £53m to £147m. Profits at Dextra fell to £17.6m in 2017. Mr Martin, 70, invests in motor sport via the Porsche Carrera Cup, funding his son Alex’s racing career. He successfully contested a divorce settlement last year with his third wife Janie, who was awarded £73m but was denied another £17m.

Garden centre founder Warren Haskins, 70, and his family were at number 897, down from joint 892. The Haskins group assets climbed nearly £3m to £34.7m. Mr Haskins sold Hobbycraft to Bridepoint for £100m in 2010.