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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

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.

Rich List 2012

Birmingham Post Rich List 2012: The rich get richer in the Midlands

The eurozone is in danger of meltdown, unemployment is rising, growth has stalled and the recession refuses to go away.

Rich List 2011

Birmingham Post's 2011 Rich List hints at private sector recovery

If the coalition government is looking to the private sector to take up the employment slack of public sector cuts, then the Birmingham Post Rich List is probably a good barometer for predicting how successful that aspiration will be.

Economic downturn sees fortunes drop in Birmingham Post Rich List

Ian Strachan compiles a list of the top 50 wealthiest people in the region and describes how they have been weathering the financial storm.

13. (11) Sir Peter Rigby £520m (£520m)

Birmingham computer entrepreneur and aviation enthusiast Sir Peter Rigby is spreading his wings.

12. (9=) Sir Peter Rigby £520m (£520m)

12 (9=) Sir Peter Rigby £520m (£520m)

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