Steve Rigby, Co-CEO Rigby Group joins Family Business UK Board

August 2, 2023

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Steve Rigby, Co-CEO Rigby Group joins Family Business UK Board

We are delighted to announce the appointment of prominent Midlands and UK Family business leader Steve Rigby of Rigby Group plc to the Board of Family Business UK.

Steve is responsible for leading strategy, finance & investments for the family in both the private and public markets, and has over 30 years’ experience contributing to the growth of the Rigby Group.

A UK Top ten wholly-owned family business, and one of the largest in the world, Rigby Group is rooted in the Midlands.

Since its inception in 1975, by Sir Peter Rigby, the Group has built a distinguished reputation as both an investor and business operator with a strong technology focus.

Today it is a multinational, service-based holding company for a portfolio of privately-owned businesses, employing over 8,500 employees across 8 countries.

Steve Rigby said:
“I am delighted to have joined the board of Family Business UK, which represents over 200 of the UK’s leading family businesses, ensuring their voice is heard when shaping policy and also that they are supported on their journey through the generations”.

“Rigby Group is proud to be a top 10 UK wholly-owned family company and in the world’s largest 500. We are strong supporters of the private sector economy, and the opportunities that come with it, thanks to its long-term outlook, regional diversification and short lines of decision making”.

“I hope to bring my passion for the sector, together with a deep knowledge of tax policy, to help ensure this critical sector of our economy flourishes and performs as an economic powerhouse for the nation.”

Other Board positions

Steve also sits on the boards of SCC, Rigby Technology Investments, Regional & City Airports, Rigby Real Estate, the Group’s hotel division, Nuvias Unified Communications, CloudClevr, Infinigate and Rigby Group.

The Family Business UK team welcomes Steve onto the board, and looks forward to benefitting from his considerable expertise and experience.