The Sunday Times Rich List reveals that entrepreneurs and self-made businsss people are better represented at the top than inherited wealth.

This is a good thing. It shows that the entrepeneurial spirit, which creates new jobs and enterprises, is alive and kicking in the UK at this critical moment in time.

But the businesses being created need to be long term, characterised by sustainable business models- that respect and enhance the wider ecosystem they inhabit.

The example of Jim Ratcliffe at the top of the pile- sitting on £21bn- may not necessarily meet all these expectations.

We delight in his rise from humble backgrond to become Britain’s richest- but nod to the fact that his relationship with the workers at chemical giant Ineos that he owns two thirds of and his view of the environment could be improved somewhat.