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Sir Peter Rigby

Sir Peter Rigby is chairman and chief executive of Rigby Group. chairman and CEO of Specialist Computer Holdings, which he founded in 1975. His aviation group, Patriot Aerospace, bought Coventry Airport in 2010. It also owns Norwich and Exeter airports. Sir Peter also has a luxury hotel chain – the Eden Hotel Collection.  In 2014 he stepped down as chairman of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership shortly after signing the CityDeal agreement with Minister for Cities Greg Clark


XLR Jet Centre at Birmingham Airport

Rigby Group buys exec airline operation at Birmingham Airport

The owner of Coventry Airport has expanded its footprint in the West Midlands with undisclosed deal to buyout Marshall's Solihull base

Birmingham Post Rich List 2017: see the 50 richest people in the Midlands

See who made the 2017 Rich List with eight new entries and an overall wealth that has increased by almost £8 billion

Sir Peter Rigby

Rich List 2017: No.=11 - Sir Peter Rigby

Chairman and Chief Executive of Rigby Group, which owns Coventry Airport, has see his fortunes remain constant at £850 million, despite dropping three places in the 2017 Rich List

Sir Peter Rigby's SCC has acquired Pyramid

Rigby Group's SCC acquires Warwickshire rival

HR and payroll software firm Pyramid joins growing group

Ranjit Boparan's 2 Sisters Food Group is among those on the 2016 Top Track 100 list

2 Sisters and Listers named among UK's largest private companies

Food group and car retailer again rubbing shoulders with major household names in the 15th annual Top Track 100 league table

Severn Trent chief executive Liv Garfield

Birmingham Post Power 250: Utilities and Telecoms

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of utilities and telecoms

Sir Peter Rigby

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.8= - Sir Peter Rigby

Profits are on the rise at Sir Peter Rigby's Rigby Group with the company seeing success and investment across its six core sectors

Sir Peter Rigby

Rich List 2015: No.8 - Sir Peter Rigby

Sir Peter Rigby was knighted in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Honours for his contribution to information technology and business.

The Rich List is in the January 22nd edition of the Birmingham Post

Rich List 2015: The Midlands' wealthiest top 50

Photo gallery and this year's Birmingham Post Rich List

Sir Peter Rigby whose company has made it second aviation acquisition of the summer

Latest deal for Rigby Group as it buys Capital Air Charter

Coventry Airport owner continues acquisition trail with deal for air ambulance and private flight operator

Sir Peter Rigby

Rigby Group acquires Norwich International Airport

Coventry Airport owners expands aviation portfolio with latest acquisition

Sir Peter Rigby

Sales surge at Sir Peter Rigby's SCC Group

SCC,owned by multi-millionaire Sir Peter Rigby, revealed total revenues of £1.74 billion last year, after growing sales at home and abroad

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014

A rundown of the top 50 richest people in the Midlands.

Sir Peter Rigby

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014: No.6 - Sir Peter Rigby (£550m)

Healthy profits, growth and diversity resulted in Sir Peter Rigby’s Rigby Group picking up the 2013 Family Business of the Year award in the PwC-sponsored Private Business Awards.

The CWLEP’s proposition is centred around the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering sector

Coventry and Warwickshire LEP clinches City Deal status from Government

City Deal is designed to put cities and business areas in control of the economic opportunities and challenges they face.

Sir Peter Rigby

Profits rise for Sir Peter Rigby family’s interests

Profits have risen by threefold at Rigby Group – the parent firm of one of the region’s wealthiest families – after a series of acquisitions.

Birmingham Post Rich List 2013

Birmingham Post Rich List 2013: Counting one's wealth

While the chattering classes are fretting about double dips and triple dips, our top 50 wealth-makers have seen their 2012 fortunes grow in truly Olympian style

Rich List 2013: No.12 - Sir Peter Rigby (£520m)

Sir Peter Rigby’s Birmingham-based Specialist Computer Holdings has had the best year in its 37-year history.

Brockencote Hall

Brockencote Hall is a different world on our doorstep

A leading Midland hotel's refurbishment has been money well spent, reports Adrian Caffery.

New Hall Hotel

Restaurant Review: New Hall Hotel in Sutton Coldfield

We are only two thirds of the way through 2012 but I am going to declare that I have found one of my dining highlights of the year.

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