April 12, 2021

Entrepreneurial Champion & Atlantic Rowing Philanthropist Guy Rigby joins ScaleUp Group to #GrowGlobalChampions

Entrepreneurial Champion Guy Rigby is adding his extensive experience and connections to ScaleUp Group – the unique team of successful technology entrepreneurs formed to #GrowGlobalChampions with growth funding. The team has unrivalled experience from growing over £4bn in ScaleUp Enterprise Value.

Guy is a qualified chartered accountant, author and mentor who created Smith & Williamson’s Entrepreneurial Services Group, which has become a destination for entrepreneurs seeking commercial, accountancy, tax and corporate finance advice. Guy has been listed as one of the top 50 movers and shakers in the financial world by Economia magazine. Guy’s book, From Vision to Exit – The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Building and Selling a Business, received significant critical acclaim.

Guy said “I’m excited to be joining ScaleUp Group, which provides a unique model to ‘give something back’ by supporting the growth of UK technology companies and helping them become Global Champions”

John O’Connell, Founder & Chair of ScaleUp Group said : “I’m delighted that Guy has become our 28th member. His outstanding reputation and connections, coupled with a proven ability to mentor ScaleUp entrepreneurs on the complexities surrounding tax and finance, will be a major asset to new and existing ScaleUp Group clients.”

Alongside his role of Chair at Smith & Williamson overseeing strategy and providing advice to entrepreneurs, Guy has set up his own consultancy trading as The Entrepreneurs’ Adviser and remains a regular media commentator on entrepreneurial matters.

Atlantic Challenge: In December 2021, Guy will attempt to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic to raise money for UnLtd – The Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs. In doing so, he and his rowing partner hope to become the oldest pair ever to row any ocean. You can find out more about Guy’s challenge, including the opportunity to contact him to sponsor or donate, at www.theentrepreneurship.co.uk