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Sir Peter Rigby honoured at the Midlands Business Awards 2018

PUBLISHED: 13:10 08 May 2018

Sir Peter Rigby is presented with the Lifetime Contribution to Midlands Business Award by Harj Sandher

Sir Peter Rigby is presented with the Lifetime Contribution to Midlands Business Award by Harj Sandher

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One of the country's leading entrepreneurs has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to business in the region

Sir Peter Rigby was given the Lifetime Contribution to Midlands Business Award at the Midlands Business Awards 2018, recognising a 55-year career which has seen him build a family business empire which now employs more than 8,000 people in more than 20 countries.

The Rigby Group, which retains its international headquarters in Stratford-upon-Avon, includes businesses in information technology, airports, aviation, hotels, property development and financial services.

Sir Peter, who was knighted in 2002, said: “I am enormously proud of the region and believe it contributes a vital role in the health and wealth of the nation.

“We should keep banging the drum, encouraging investment and taking the lead in a number of areas. The Midlands is an extraordinary place and in an increasingly internationalised world, we mustn’t lose sight of the opportunity and talent available on our own doorstep.”

Click here for more from the Midlands Business Awards 2018.

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