Chief executive Sir Peter Rigby founded Specialist Computer Holdings in 1975 with £2,500. Today its is one of the biggest IT service providers in Europe. Its main trading arm, SCC, helps clients such as Fiat, Heinz and TalkTalk optimise their technology infrastructure. A £100m string of acquisitions since 2000 has helped give the group 80 European offices. The group now also has interests in IT recruitment, aviation and hotels. Sales reached £2,321m in 2009.

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Company details
Year2010
Rank11
CompanyRigby Group
ActivityIT infrastructure integrator
LocationStratford-upon-Avon
Sales £m2,321
Profit £m28
Year endMar 09
Principal shareholdersSir Peter Rigby and family (100%)
Staff5,693
Founded1975
Websitewww.rigbygroupplc.com

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