After more than 30 years of growth under chairman and chief executive Sir Peter Rigby, Birmingham-based SCH claims it is now Europe’s biggest privately-owned IT group. In recent years, it has expanded both by organic growth and by a series of acquisitions, most of them in mainland Europe. SCH’s work includes supplying and transforming the computer systems of clients ranging from HSBC and Citigroup to HM Revenue & Customs. Sales were £2,042m in 2007.

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Company details
Year2008
Rank12
CompanyRigby Group
ActivityIT infrastructure integrator
LocationStratford-upon-Avon
Sales £m2,042
Profit £m34
Year endMar 07
Principal shareholdersSir Peter Rigby and family (100%)
Staff5,481
Founded1975
Websitewww.rigbygroupplc.com

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