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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement

Our priority is to ensure we keep our people, customers and partners as safe and well as possible, whilst ensuring we are able to continue to deliver a seamless service to all at this difficult time.

At Rigby Capital, we are working with each of our businesses to ensure that business continuity plans are in place. Our policy is to follow the latest advice and guidance from World Health Organisation (WHO), Public Health England, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Governments in each of the jurisdictions in which we operate.

With the exception of a core team of  staff on site, the majority of our team will be working remotely from home using agile working technologies to deliver work and carry out meetings. To test our readiness for a further escalation of the Coronavirus / COVID-19 situation we have as part of Rigby Group completed a large-scale business continuity exercise to ensure our people are prepared as fully as possible.

We currently refrain from hosting visitors in our office, as a step to reduce risk for both our partners and our people, which is in line with the approach taken by many other firms and businesses. We are, of course, also promoting basic good hygiene to minimise the spread of germs.

Currently we do not have any cases of COVID-19 recorded amongst our partners and staff.  If you need more detail on any part of our business continuity planning, please contact us.


It's now official - we are announced as the 'Best IT Financing Solutions Provider 2019'

United Kingdom, 2019 – SME News Magazine has announced the winners of the 2019 Finance Awards.

Whilst the greater financial landscape has become defined by long-standing brick and mortar establishments, the work of British SMEs cannot be underestimated. Regardless of their size or scope of their expertise, it is their work which helps shape, change and drive the future of finance. When we think of development and innovation, we look to these businesses to revolutionise best practices, and to deliver effective, reliable and achievable results for their clients.

As such, we at Rigby Capital are delighted that SME News has anounced the winners from their inaugural Finance Awards, with the intention to recognise and spotlight the very best that this crucial and competitive industry has to offer. As an independent awarding body, business size or reach are not the only deciding factors for its nominations. Rather it focuses more on the quality of dedication and innovation within the work done and in forming positive relations with clients.  SME News prides itself on the validity of its awards and winners. The awards are given solely on merit and are awarded to commend those most deserving for their ingenuity and hard work, distinguishing them from their competitors and proving them worthy of recognition.

To learn more about our award, please visit the SME News website (https://www.sme-news.co.uk/awards/finance-awards/) where you can access the winners supplement and find the full write-up on Rigby Capital as 'Best IT Financing Solkutions Provider 2019' on page 23.  


Rigby Capital appoints Chief Operating Officer

Welcome to Mathilde Saint-Pol

Rigby Capital has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer to help drive the finance company’s ambitious growth strategy. 

Mathilde Saint-Pol, who brings a wealth of experience in finance, product development and strategic funding to Rigby Group’s financial division, will be charged with directing operations across the €226m business, which is targeting double-digit organic annual growth as it seeks to underline its growing status within the burgeoning technology financing & leasing sector.

John Taylor, Chief Executive of Rigby Capital Europe said: “In just five years, Rigby Capital has grown to become a business well on its its way to sustainably delivering an annual EBT of £5m, and with this growing scale, breadth and future planned growth came a clear need to appoint a proven, highly credible operator into the COO role. I am delighted to welcome Mathilde Saint-Pol as the ideal candidate to establish and define this new role as we grow together. Not only is she no stranger to Rigby Group, but she has an unrivalled expertise in the market that we are confident will pay significant dividends."

Having previously worked with Rigby Capital in France following its inception, Mathilde was formerly Deputy Managing Director for Econocom France - one of Europe’s largest independent leasing technology providers – after a 14-year tenure in which she served in a variety of in finance, product development, innovation and strategic funding roles.  In her new role, she will take responsibility for strategic funding and 3rd party funding panel relationships; system and product development; and process control and efficiency is maintained across the business’s support functions.

She joins Rigby Group during a period of sustained growth, having grown over the last 5 years at a rate of 27% pa, to a c£226m (€250m) revenue business today. Its shadow portfolio with over 15 funders is now over £450m (€510m) , and the business is on its way to sustainably deliver £5m (€5.7m) pa EBT aided by its low capital expenditure profile and 100% organic growth focus.  

Rigby Capital both supports and enables a strong inter relationship with Rigby Group technology division SCC regarding finance & lease solutions, but the business has also grown in breadth, both in terms of asset class and routes to market, with over 40% of sales now originating directly or through non group 3rd party relationships.

Bienvenue Mathilde!