Guy Rigby, Head of Entrepreneurs, Smith & Williamson

Guy Rigby is the author of From Vision to Exit, and currently serves as Head of Entrepreneurs at Smith & Williamson.

Guy is an experienced entrepreneur and qualified chartered accountant. Guy is a natural and highly driven enthusiast. Rigby has been a director and part owner of a number of different companies, including businesses in the IT, property, defence, manufacturing and retail sectors. Guy has had an unusually varied career, has been the senior partner of two accountancy firms, a finance director, a sales and marketing director and an adviser and mentor to many entrepreneurial businesses and their owners.

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In his own words: “At the end of the day, I’ve been lucky. I’ve witnessed success stories and horror stories. I’ve worked out that there’s no need to reinvent the wheel and that there are clear reasons why businesses succeed or fail.”

Guy joined Smith & Williamson in 2008 and leads the entrepreneurial services group. His work includes advising entrepreneurs and their businesses and coordinating Smith & Williamson’s activities in this market.