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
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 was the first trading opportunity where the RO invested alongside existing management to develop the business.
Pegasus Retirement Homes
1990 - 2000s. 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.
Acquisitions in under five years
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.
Commercial property ownership remains the engine room of the RO.
In more recent times housebuilding has become a major focus for the RO through our investment in Metis Homes.
Up to 100 homes a year
Sale of the 170 bed Staycity investment concludes in 2016, in what is the largest single property transaction completed by the RO.
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.
Solar - an enlightening journey
Our investment into solar energy was one of the more successful business ventures in which we have been involved.
MW successfully traded
RO invested in a unique range of stunning holiday lodges situated on both Charteroak parks.
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.
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.
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.