Rigby Group

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Rigby Group PLC
Private limited company
Key people
Sir Peter Rigby, Founder & Chairman
Steve Rigby, Chief Operating Officer
RevenueIncrease £2.041 billion
Number of employees
~6,000 (2013)

The Rigby Group is the parent company of number of privately owned businesses operating across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. In 2013 the company was ranked 13th in the Sunday Times’ Top Track 100 listing of the UK’s fastest growing private enterprises.[1]

Company Activities[edit]

The Group comprises operating businesses in five divisions:


SCC is an information technology services firm catering for medium-sized enterprises and public sector organisations. The company employs more than 5000 staff across its operations in the UK, France, Netherlands, Spain and Romania.

SCD is a distributor for IBM and HP, operating across the Middle East from offices in Dubai and servicing North Africa from headquarters in Maroc.

SCS is a provider of fully managed and end-to-end payroll and HR services including Cloud based services.


British International Helicopters (BIH), is the UK's largest domestically owned helicopter operator with a fleet of 25 aircraft and over 100 personnel. The business operates from bases at Redhill, Coventry, Newquay and London Heliport.

Cardiff-based Veritair functions as BIH’s utilities division, providing Police and Air Ambulance services and commercial helicopter support, and London Helicopter Centres - based at Redhill - maintains BIH’s VIP and commercial charter, flight training and helicopter engineering business. A sightseeing and tours business, The London Helicopter, flies from both Battersea and Redhill.

Regional & City Airports (RCA) owns and operates Bournemouth Airport, Coventry Airport, Exeter Airport and Norwich Airport. The company also operates management contracts for City of Derry Airport, Blackpool Airport, and Solent Airport. In December 2017, RCA acquired Bournemouth Airport from Manchester Airports Group for an undisclosed amount.[2]


The Eden Hotel Collection (EHC) is a group of eight country house hotels.


Rigby & Rigby is a residential developer specialising in the development of listed buildings in London.

The Coventry & Warwickshire Gateway is a regional development scheme on 200 acres of land surrounding Coventry Airport. The scheme proposes a technology park and a manufacturing and logistics park.


Rigby Group PLC holds numerous investments in equities and bonds and also operates a private equity fund investing in established businesses.


  1. ^ Channel firms toast Top Track triumph, 26/6/13 [1].
  2. ^ "Rigby Group buys Bournemouth Airport for undisclosed fee". Retrieved 5 December 2017.

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