The Channel logo

News

By | John Oates 5th October 2006 15:18

Rigby sets stage for SCH dynasty

Eldest son takes major role

Specialist Computer Holdings (SCH) boss Sir Peter Rigby has put his eldest son James in charge of the British business, fueling speculation that he is being lined up for the top job when his dad retires.

The UK arm turns over €1.3bn and employs 3,000 people, according to the FT. James Rigby told the paper that part of his task is to raise the profile of SCH in the UK.

SCH was started by Sir Peter and is still privately-held by the Rigby family. It has been a very successful traditional reseller with a turnover of €3bn. Rigby also started and sold Byte - the chain of computer stores. The company has acquired companies across Europe and bought into the services market.

The changes make it likely that SCH will remain independent rather than floating or being bought by a private equity group.

More details from the the FT here (registration required). ®

alert Send corrections

Opinion

Neil McAllister

Claims that cloud will drive Oracle's future growth ring hollow
Pure Storage array

Neil McAllister

How the cloud taught Redmond to play by a new set of rules

Features

Pebble Steel
Meet the man who accidentally created the smartwatch hype
No, silly... he was the fall guy for years of Finnish folly
Fraud image