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.