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Simon Rigby visits the Palace for his MBE

Posted on - 5th March, 2017 - 8:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, News, People
Simon Rigby with his MBE
Simon Rigby with his MBE

One of Preston’s most prolific businessmen has been recognised for his achievements.

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Simon Rigby was granted an MBE by Prince Charles during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Mr Rigby, who owns the Guild Hall among other businesses, was given the honour for his services to business in the North West.

The 55-year-old father-of-two said: “Buckingham Palace was much bigger and more impressive than I thought it would be. Everything was very well organised. Prince Charles greeted me with ‘you’re the green energy man’. I explained that we grew electric which always hooks people.”

“As the award was for service to business in the North of England I do think it for the efforts of all the team. I am just fortunate to be taking the bows. Literally in this case!”

Prince Charles and Simon Rigby share a word
Prince Charles and Simon Rigby share a word

Prince Charles expressed an interest in visiting Mr Rigby’s Kirk Group – which is a specialist firm in liquid and biogas storage solutions.

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