2018: No.21 - £265m
2017: New entry
Julia and Guy Hands own some of the Midlands' most prestigious hotels including the magnificent neo-Gothic Ettington Park near Stratford-upon-Avon and the fashionable late-medieval New Hall hotel in Sutton Coldfield.
They also own the 16th century Stanbrook Abbey Hotel in Callow End, Worcester. All three are part of the Hand Picked Hotels group, a collection of four-star country hotels around the UK.
Julia Hands, 57, runs the group, and is chairman and chief executive. Her husband Guy, also 57, heads the Guernsey-based private equity house Terra Firma. That business has concluded deals worth £40 billion including the 2016 sale of Odeon and UCI cinemas. Terra Firma's current portfolio includes Wyevale Garden Centres, Welcome Hotels and Four Seasons Healthcare.
The 48-room Ettington Park hotel is set in 40 acres of Parkland around the River Stour. Built of Cotswold stone it includes the two AA Rosette Oak Room restaurant.
New Hall hotel is a favourite with rock stars and celebrities performing at Birmingham's concert venues. It is more than 800 years old and once played host to Henry VIII. The 60-room hotel began life as a hunting lodge for the Earl of Warwick and is one of England's oldest inhabited moated houses.
The Pugin-designed Stanbrook Abbey in Callow End, Worcester is a former monastery. The 55 room Grade II listed hotel is set in 26 acres of gardens and is famous for the Callow Great Hall.
Established in 2001, Hand Picked Hotels also has properties in London, Kent, Hampshire, Northampton and the Channel Islands. the group has won the AA Hotel Group of the Year award twice.
Guy Hands is founder and chairman of Terra Firma as well as being chief investment officer. He was previously head of Goldman Sacs' asset structuring group. A politics, philosophy and economics graduate of Mansfield College, Oxford, he is a Fellow of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme.