The future of our company is built on the strengths of its past
Strongs butcher's shop
The first butcher's shop, acquired in 1933, the foundation of the RO's trading enterprise.
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.
1950s - 1960s
AG Fry, our chain of newsagents which would increase to 80 in number.
Born out of the garage business, undertakers were another successful trading venture for the RO.
Macs convenience stores
As retail patterns changed in the 1980s the RO moved its retail know-how into the development of Macs convenience stores.
Shortly after Macs was sold in 1994, RO Supermarkets was born.
Jigsaw day nurseries
Jigsaw Day Nurseries, a tenant on the neighbourhood centre developments, was the ﬁrst trading opportunity where the RO invested alongside existing management to develop the business.
Pegasus Retirement Homes
Pegasus Retirement Homes, property development and trading hand in glove.
Leaders Letting Agents
Leaders Letting Agents, a buy and build strategy with thirty acquisitions completed in less than ﬁve years.
under 5 years
Commercial property ownership remains the engine room of the RO.
Property transactions in the last decade
Sale of the 170 bed Staycity investment concludes, in what is the largest single property transaction completed by the RO.
Solar - an enlightening journey
More than 70MW of solar development successfully traded.
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.
Potash Farm is a 140 acre asset providing a diversity of income and long-term development potential.
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.
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.
Waterside Place on the Southampton waterfront, an important part of the RO’s property portfolio.
Luxury lodge developments
The RO created a unique range of holiday lodges on two developments in Cornwall.
In more recent times housebuilding has become a major focus for the RO through our investment in Metis Homes.