This portfolio of privately owned businesses was set up in 1975 by Sir Peter Rigby, 75, starting with IT services business SCC. It now comprises 112 companies across 20 countries in sectors such as aviation, airports and finance. In the past five years, the firm has made 25 acquisitions, including Bournemouth and Norwich airports, helping turnover reach £2.4bn in 2018.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank22
CompanyRigby Group
ActivityConglomerate
LocationStratford-upon-Avon
Sales £m2,373
Profit £m59
Year endMar 18
Principal shareholdersSir Peter Rigby and family (100%)
Staff7,509
Founded1975
Websitewww.rigbygroupplc.com

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