4th Aug, 2016 | News
Article in the Lancashire Evening Post to celebrate the MBE for Simon Rigby (major shareholder of KIRK GROUP)
“ENTREPRENEUR Simon Rigby has been named among community heroes on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
The millionaire, who owns major organisations including Preston’s Guild Hall, is to be awarded an MBE for services to business in the north of England.
He is listed among teachers, volunteers and charity leaders, and said he was “bowled over” by the news.
Mr Rigby said: “I’m going to write to all the staff and thank them because, if you look at the business we do in the north of England, I’m the gaffer but if you look at the work done on the ground it’s done by 2,500 staff.
“So really, it’s for all of us.
“I think it’s great for the whole team, it’s recognition of the efforts of the whole team.”
Mr Rigby will be invited to Buckingham Palace later this year to accept the honour.
He said: “I lost my mum, Agnes, 10 years ago, she would have loved it.”