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The future of our company is built on the strengths of its past

1930s

1933

Strongs butcher's shop

The first butcher's shop, acquired in 1933, the foundation of the RO's trading enterprise.

153
Butcher's shops
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1940s

1940s - 1960s

Garage and petrol forecourts

The garage and petrol forecourts of the 1940s, 50s and 60s were to become the ideal locations for retirement housing half a century later.

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1950s

1950s - 1960s

AG Fry

AG Fry, our chain of newsagents which would increate to 80 in number.

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80
Newsagents
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1960s

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1970s

1970s

Undertakers​

Born out of the garage business, undertakers were another successful trading venture for the RO.

1980s

1980s

Macs convenience stores​

As retail patterns changes in the 1980s the RO moved its retail know-how into the development of Macs convenience stores.

40
Stores
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1980s - 1990s

Neighbourhood Centres​

The RO would also develop the neighbourhood centres where the convenience store operated, combining a trading business with property development.

40
Centres
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1990s

1990s

RO Supermarkets​

Shortly after Macs was sold in 1994, RO Supermarkets was born.

8
Supermarkets
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1990s

Jigsaw day Nurseries

Jigsaw day Nurseries was the first trading opportunity where the RO invested alongside existing management to develop the business.

12
Day Nurseries
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1990 - 2000s

Pegasus Retirement Homes​

Pegasus Retirement Homes, property development and trading hand in glove.

30
Homes developed
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2000s

2000s

Leaders Letting Agents​

Leaders Letting Agents, a buy and build strategy with thirty acquisitions completed in less than five years.

30
Acquisitions in under five years
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2010s

Metis Homes

In more recent times housebuilding has become a major focus for the RO through our investment in Metis Homes.

100
Up to 100 homes a year
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2010s

Staycity investment

Sale of the 170 bed Staycity investment concludes in 2016, in what is the largest single property transaction completed by the RO.

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2010s

Solar - an enlightening journey

Our investment into solar energy was one of the more successful business ventures in which we have been involved.

70
MW successfully traded
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2020s

2020s

RO Cornwall

RO invested in a unique range of stunning holiday lodges situated in both Charteroak parks.

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2021

Sale of Dakota Weybridge

Following significant extension and redevelopment the sale of this 36,000 sq ft Grade A office is one of the RO's most significant disposals.

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1930s

1933

Strongs butcher's shop

The first butcher's shop, acquired in 1933, the foundation of the RO's trading enterprise.

153
Butcher's shops
Strongs.jpg

1940s

1940s - 1960s

Garage and petrol forecourts

The garage and petrol forecourts of the 1940s, 50s and 60s were to become the ideal locations for retirement housing half a century later.

garage-interior.jpg

1950s

1950s - 1960s

AG Fry

AG Fry, our chain of newsagents which would increase to 80 in number.

hendron-central-garage-bw.jpg
80
Newsagents
AG-Fry-Logo.png

1960s

A-G-Fry-black.jpg
A-G-Fry-colour.jpg

1970s

1970s

Undertakers​

Born out of the garage business, undertakers were another successful trading venture for the RO.

1980s

1980s

Macs convenience stores​

Retail patterns changed in the 1980s the RO moved its retail know-how into the development of Macs convenience stores.

40
Stores
Macs-Store.jpg

1980s - 1990s

Neighbourhood Centres​

The RO would also develop the neighbourhood centres where the convenience store operated, combining a trading business with property development.

40
Centres
Macs-Supermarket.jpg

1990s

1990s

RO Supermarkets​

Shortly after Macs was sold in 1994, RO Supermarkets was born.

8
Supermarkets
RO-Supermarkets.png
RO-Supermarkets.jpg

1990s

Jigsaw day nurseries

Jigsaw day nurseries was the first trading opportunity where the RO invested alongside existing management to develop the business.

12
Day nurseries
jigsaw_logo.png

1990 - 2000s

Pegasus Retirement Homes​

Pegasus Retirement Homes, property development and trading hand in glove.

30
Homes developed
pegasus_logo.png
Acton-Pegasus-now.jpg

2000s

2000s

Leaders Letting Agents​

Leaders Letting Agents, a buy and build strategy with thirty acquisitions completed in less than five years.

30
Acquisitions in under five years
leaders_logo.png
Leaders-St-Albans.jpg

2008

Charteroak Holiday Lodges

Under RO control Charteroak has grown to become one of the best known holiday lodge development businesses, currently with two stunning sites in Cornwall.

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2010s

2010s

Commercial property

Commercial property ownership remains the engine room of the RO.

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2010s

Metis Homes

In more recent times housebuilding has become a major focus for the RO through our investment in Metis Homes.

100
Up to 100 homes a year
Metis-Homes-Master-Logo-PAN5463_Tw.png
King-Edward_1w.png

2010s

Staycity investment

Sale of the 170 bed Staycity investment concludes in 2016, in what is the largest single property transaction completed by the RO.

Stay_CityBirmingham.jpg

2010s

RO Finance

RO Finance was set up as a vehicle to jointly

fund both residential and commercial property opportunities, partnering with like-minded individuals / family offices / institutions. 

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2010s

Solar - an enlightening journey

Our investment into solar energy was one of the more successful business ventures in which we have been involved. It is also an area the RO are now returning to.

70
MW successfully traded
solar.jpg

2020s

2020

RO Cornwall

RO invested in a unique range of stunning holiday lodges situated on both Charteroak parks.

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2020

RO Land

RO Land was established to build on the group’s existing successes in land acquisition and planning. Our objective is to add value to land by unlocking its development potential.

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2021

RO Capital Partners

RO Capital Partners is an early stage investor with a clearly differentiated offering that draws on the extensive entrepreneurial experience of the RO Group. 

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