Now Boparan has been handed a top role, running the day-to-day business of the 2 Sisters Food Group.The Birmingham-based food manufacturing company was established in 1993 as a frozen retail cutting operation but now employs more than 23,000 people and is one of the largest food companies in the UK by turnover.A convicted criminal, who once left a toddler brain damaged following a horror car crash, has been appointed head of the family empire that runs Bernard Matthews.
It meant that facing it that first year after my divorce, from my pit of despair, with an empty place at the table, was terrifying.
Antonio Boparan, who had splashed out £400 to secure a VIP table at the bar, punched and kicked a 31-year-old in a street shortly after the brawl after mistaking him for being a member of the group involved in the fight.
One of the victims suffered a fractured eye socket before ultimately losing use of the eye.
It controversially bought Bernard Matthews from private equity firm Rutland Partners last September, using a ‘pre-pack administration’ that meant it did not take on the turkey producer’s £75m pension black hole – leaving 700 workers at risk of losing at least 10pc of their retirement incomes.
Outside of Bernard Mathews the Boparan -family empire includes Fox’s biscuits and it alos snapped up US-style restaurant chain Ed’s Easy Diner earlier this year.