Sir Peter Rigby’s Specialist Computer Holdings employs 4,500 staff across 65 European offices. The Birmingham company supplies big organisations such as British Airways, Kellogg, Orange and Peugeot with IT support, from hardware and software to technical assistance. More than half of the company’s sales of £1,884m in 2004 came from outside Britain. Its continental operations have grown significantly through acquisitions that include the payroll business of Hays and the IT services arm of Italy’s ATR group.

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Company details
CompanyRigby Group
ActivityIT infrastructure integrator
Sales £m1,884
Profit £m26
Year endMar 04
Principal shareholdersSir Peter Rigby and family (100%)

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