The RO included in '1000 Companies to Inspire Britain' report on dynamic and fast growing businesses in the UK

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has named 25 real estate companies in its annual report of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) across the UK.

To be selected for the list, the RO demonstrated not only positive growth in revenue over the last three years, but also strong sector performance.

Xavier Rolet, chief executive of the LSE is quoted as saying:

Four years on, LSEG’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ report continues to highlight the dynamic, entrepreneurial and ambitious businesses across the country that are boosting UK productivity, driving economic growth and creating jobs. The strength and diversity of these companies is readily apparent with a broad mix of UK regions and sectors represented. These companies are the very heart of an ‘antifragile’ economy: more robust, more flexible and less prone to boom and bust. We must ensure we continue doing all we can to support high growth potential businesses like these.

Edward Rowlandson, Group Managing Director of the RO said:

It is an honour for the RO to be included in such an important report on the businesses driving growth and jobs in the UK. The RO is a long established family business with a philosophy of being always ‘In business to do business’.   We are involved in a diverse range of real estate activities and with a highly experienced and committed team in place, we are continually looking for the next opportunity to create value.
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RO Real Estate and its various sister companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of the RO which is a family owned group of companies established in 1932.  The RO has always invested in a diverse range of interests which today embraces commercial property, housebuilding, holiday lodges and financial services.

RO Real Estate, the commercial property division, has built over 1.1 million sq ft to date and currently manages c700,000 sq ft of office, industrial, retail and hotel accommodation.  All acquisitions are funded through its existing cash resources, meaning that it is able to move quickly if the appropriate investment criteria are met.

RO’s housebuilder, Metis Homes, builds modern homes with traditional values and has created a diverse portfolio of bespoke, high quality homes in prime locations – from traditional properties in rural settings to contemporary town centre schemes. 

In 2017, Metis’ achievements were recognised at the What House Awards, acknowledged by the industry as ’the housebuilding Oscars’, where they were presented with the Gold Award for Best Small Housebuilder.

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