Chairman and chief executive Sir Peter Rigby founded Specialist Computer Holdings in 1975 with £2,500. Today the Birmingham-headquartered business is one of Europe’s largest private IT services providers and operates in more than 40 countries. Its main trading arm, SCC, helps clients such as Jaguar Land Rover and Air France to optimise their technology infrastructure. This year it won a place in the government’s G-Cloud framework, which will use cloud computing to enable public service organisations to buy IT services more flexibly. Sales in 2011 were £2.5 billion.

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Company details
CompanyRigby Group
ActivityIT infrastructure integrator
Sales £m2,487
Profit £m34
Year endMar 11
Principal shareholdersSir Peter Rigby and family

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