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Steve Rigby

Co-Chief Executive Officer & Shareholder

Rigby Group plc

London, UK

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Steve Rigby’s Biography

Steve Rigby is Co-CEO of Rigby Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful family-owned businesses.

Steve is the 2nd generation of the Rigby family to be involved in the running of the Group, which was founded in 1975 as a computer business by Steve’s father, Sir Peter Rigby. Since then the Group has transformed into a multi-national conglomerate that employs over 8,500 people across Europe and has revenues of more than £2.8 billion. The Group is made up of 6 key divisions: Airports, Aviation, Finance, Hotels, Real Estate and Technology.

Steve’s strategic guidance and business acumen have been pivotal to the company’s growth. He currently heads up Financial Services and Real Estate, whilst overseeing Finance, M&A and the family’s own investments. He also sits on the Board of the Technology, Aviation, Hotel and Airport divisions.

As well as running established Group divisions, Steve has founded a number of businesses including Rigby & Rigby, London’s multi award-winning Ultra Prime developer. He set up and later sold Fluidone, a leading voice, data and mobile specialist. He also founded Nuvias, a pan-European Value Added Distributor which today has revenues of over £400m. Here, the focus is on acquiring majority investments in established companies with high-growth potential, principally in the technology sector.

Steve divides his time between his responsibilities at Rigby Group, his philanthropic activities, his family and his hobbies. As a Trustee of the Rigby Foundation he helps to ensure that the Group’s success supports the local West Midlands community. Steve also chairs the development board of the children’s mental health charity, Place2be.

Steve has 3 children and lives in London and Oxfordshire with his wife. He is a keen sportsman and enjoys sailing, polo, shooting and tennis.

In September 2020 Steve and his brother James were appointed Co-CEOs of the Rigby Group, ensuring future generations of Rigbys at the helm.

Steve’s Newsfeed

26 business leaders in running for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2021 UK

Steve Rigby, Group CEO of Rigby Group, has progressed to the UK final of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2021 which will take place on November 18th. 

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The 11 entrepreneurs who have made the regional shortlist for EY's Entrepreneur of the Year UK award

Steve Rigby, Group CEO of Rigby Group, has been shortlisted for a prestigious business award.

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Steve’s Background

Rigby Group plc
Co-Chief Executive Officer & Shareholder
Birmingham, UK
Rigby Group is the holding company for a portfolio of private businesses across Europe and the Middle East. The multi-national started life as a technology business and has evolved through strategic acquisitions that have allowed the group to grow its portfolio to 140 companies covering six divisions. In 2019 the Group's combined revenue across the six divisions reached £2.77bn.

Current Board Positions

SCC plc (formerly known as Specialist Computer Centres) is the technology division of Rigby Group and was founded by Sir Peter Rigby in 1975. The company has evolved into a multinational IT services and solutions provider, based in the UK with offices in France, Spain, Romania and Vietnam.
Regional & City Airports
Non Executive Director
Regional & City Airports (RCA) is the leading player in the UK regional airport sector and owns Bournemouth Airport, Coventry Airport, Exeter Airport and Norwich Airport and operates Blackpool Airport and Solent Airport Daedalus on behalf of their owners. RCA is part of the Rigby Group.
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Chair of Development Board
London, UK
Place2Be is a British non-profit organisation that supports children with mental health issues and helps them to navigate the associated challenges. The charity works with pupils, families and school staff across the UK.
Rigby Foundation
London, UK
The Rigby Foundation Charitable Trust was founded on the principle that growth in business and giving back to society should go hand-in-hand. The Foundation currently has more than £1.5 million invested, principally in causes that support health and education.