Multimillionaire businessman Simon Rigby MBE has died at his home in Wrea Green.Advertisement
The entrepreneur was one of Preston’s most ambitious investors with a portfolio spanning the energy, entertainment, hospitality and care sectors.
In 2017, Mr Rigby was awarded the MBE for his services to business in recognition of his work in the green energy field.
More recently, his name has been linked with the Guild Hall, after he bought the building for £1 in an attempt to breathe life back into the struggling venue.
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But after ploughing more than £6m into the venture, Mr Rigby filed for insolvency, as the lights were turned off at the iconic venue.
A family member confirmed Mr Rigby died suddenly on Tuesday August 25, but did not want to make any further comment.