Sir Peter Rigby – Founder, CEO and Chairman of Rigby Group

Sir Peter Rigby is a serial entrepreneur who, for more than four decades, has been one of the UK’s most respected and successful business leaders. Sir Peter started the founding company for Rigby Group in 1975 and today it is one of the biggest privately owned businesses in the UK with a turnover of £2.4bn.

Sir Peter has an enormous depth of business experience across more than 43 years of successfully running his own businesses, both nationally and internationally. In 2002, he was knighted for his contribution to IT and business in the Midlands.

Away from the Rigby Group, Sir Peter has chaired the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP), which promotes business and industry growth within the area. He is also a trustee of several key charities, including The Rigby Foundation.

The foundation invests in causes relating to lifelong learning, health and education. The foundation currently has more than £1.5million invested in active projects, supported by strategic guidance and oversight from senior Rigby Group executives.