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Simon Rigby visits the Palace for his MBE

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

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

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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