Playing to the strengths of the family

 

In our series of videos focused on family businesses, Chief Operating Officer of the Rigby Group plc, Steve Rigby, talks to us about the role that he’s carved out for himself leading this second generation family business alongside his father and brother.

Founded by Sir Peter Rigby in 1975, the Rigby Group plc is a £2 billion organisation focused in five key sectors.  They have a total of six thousand staff - five thousand of which are focused in their technology business and the other one thousand operate across their other divisions in Airports, Aviation, Hotels and Property.

Steve tells us about how his role has changed since joining the business at eighteen, how the family have taken their time over succession planning to get it right and to play to each other’s strengths whilst supporting each other’s aspirations and the importance of getting good advice.