Tycoons among the richest in the country

Lord Graham Kirkham, founder of DFS.
Lord Graham Kirkham, founder of DFS.

TWO people with strong Doncaster connections have been ranked among the richest in Britain.

Furniture tycoon Lord Kirkham is the second wealthiest man in Yorkshire according to the Sunday Times Rich List.

And Terry Bramall, who made his fortune from the Doncaster-based Keepmoat property company and was a Doncaster Rovers director, is also on the list, sixth in Yorkshire and 214th in the country.

Lord Kirkham is the 67th most weathly man in the country, saw his wealth raise by £50 million last year. up from value was up from £1,1 million last year to £1.15 million now.

Terry Bramall was worth £450 million, the same amount as last year’s survey.

Former DFS boss Lord Kirkham grew up in Edlington before setting up what later became DFS above a snooker hall in Carcroft in the 1960s.

Lord Kirkham, of Sprotbrough, benefited to the tune of £400 million when he sold DFS to Advent International for £500 million in 2010.

Mr Bramall reportedly picked up £600m from the sale of Keepmoat in 2007, and invested some of his fortune in Doncaster Rovers, serving alongside fellow millionares John Ryan and Dick Watson on the board.

Their financial help Rovers, currently in League One, to success on the pitch.