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Copyright

The text, images, graphics, sound files, animation files, video files and their arrangement on Rygor websites are all subject to copyright and other intellectual property protection. These objects may not be copied for commercial use or distribution, nor may these objects be modified or reposted to other sites. Some Rygor websites also contain material that is subject to the copyright rights of their providers. All rights reserved.

Product variations

Some of the product information, illustrations and images contained on this website may have been prepared for generic use on other websites maintained in different countries around the world. Consequently, some of the information and/or accessories which are not available in some countries or which, in order to satisfy local market demand or regulatory controls in such countries, may only be available in different specifications or configurations.

If you are interested in any vehicle model, paint, option or accessory shown on the Internet site and are unsure of its availability or specification in your locality, you should contact your local Rygor sales branches for the relevant product, for information of current details.

Prices

All prices specified are recommended retail prices. Prices are current at the time of publication and subject to change without notice.

Trademarks

Unless otherwise indicated, all marks displayed on Rygor websites are subject to the trademark rights of Rygor, this applies especially to its model name plates, and its corporate logos and emblems.

No Licenses

Rygor has thought to achieve an innovative and informative website. We hope that you will be as enthusiastic as we are about this creative effort. However, you also need to understand that Rygor must protect their Intellectual Property, including their patents, trademarks and copyrights. Accordingly, you are hereby on notice that neither this website, nor any material contained therein shall in any way grant or be taken to grant any person a license to Rygor’s Intellectual Property.

Cautions regarding forward-looking statements

Internet pages, investor relations releases, annual and interim reports, outlooks, presentations, audio and video files of events (live or recorded) and other documents on this website contain among other things forward looking statements that reflect management´s current views with respect to future events.

The words “anticipate,” “assume,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project” and “should” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: an economic downturn in Europe or North America; changes in currency exchange rates, interest rates and in raw material prices; introduction of competing products; and increased sales incentives.

If any of these or other risks and uncertainties occur (some of which are described under the heading “Risk Report” in Rygor´s most recent Annual Report and under the heading “Risk Factors” in Rygor’s most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission), or if the assumptions underlying any of these statements prove incorrect, then actual results may be materially different from those expressed or implied by such statements. We do not intend or assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, which speaks only as of the date on which it is made.

No warranties or representations

The information on this Internet site is provided by Rygor “as is” and to the extent permitted by law, is provided without warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, including but not limited to any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for any particular purpose, or non infringement. While the information provided is believed to be accurate, it may include errors or inaccuracies.

Links to external sites

This site contains links to external sites, which are not under the control of Rygor. Therefore we are not responsible for the contents of any linked site. Rygor is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Rygor of the linked site.

Mercedes-Benz UK Limited is an appointed representative of Daimler Insurance Services UK Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, in respect of insurance mediation activities only.

Rygor Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015) focuses specifically on the issue of modern slavery to ensure offenders are suitably reprimanded with severe sentences. Modern slavery encompasses the offences of: ‘slavery’ where ownership is exercised over a person; ‘servitude’ which involves the obligation to provide service imposed by coercion; ‘forced or compulsory labour’ involves work or service exacted from any person under the menace of a penalty and for which the person has not offered themselves voluntarily; and ‘human trafficking’ concerns arranging or facilitating the travel of another with a view to exploiting them.

Statement of Rygor Group Ltd, Rygor Commercials Ltd, Rygor Group Services Ltd and Rygor Holdings Ltd, to the Modern Slavery Act 2015

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015) focuses specifically on the issue of modern slavery to ensure offenders are suitably reprimanded with severe sentences. Modern slavery encompasses the offences of: ‘slavery’ where ownership is exercised over a person; ‘servitude’ which involves the obligation to provide service imposed by coercion; ‘forced or compulsory labour’ involves work or service exacted from any person under the menace of a penalty and for which the person has not offered themselves voluntarily; and ‘human trafficking’ concerns arranging or facilitating the travel of another with a view to exploiting them.

This statement therefore explains the steps we have taken during the 2017/2018, April – March financial year to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any of our supply chains or any part of our business.

Rygor is a nationwide business operating as a Mercedes-Benz Commercial vehicle dealership who have various branches and maintenance sites across the UK. Rygor are reliant on supply chains and recognise that steps needed to be put in place to reduce the risk of human trafficking, forced labour/debt bondage, sexual exploitation, criminal exploitation and domestic servitude.

We have internal policies in place, which are available to all staff, these can also be accessed by third parties on request, simply contact Human Resources for a copy. Our policies are reviewed annually by Rygor Human Resources department and legal advisers to ensure we remain compliant.

As part of the Rygor induction process and throughout workers’ employment with us, we train all staff to treat others with respect and courtesy as well as ensuring they adhere to all relevant laws, regulations and standards. The Modern Slavery Act is a prominent policy identified within the Rygor Induction day and remains an ongoing due diligence process. The policy also forms part of our contractors permit to work. We focus on ensuring our management team is not only aware of the requirements and to be alert to modern slavery but can also address concerns raised by their team or any suppliers. If any worker is found in breach of our policies, we ensure suitable disciplinary action is taken which can include termination.

In relation to our supply chains, we use our reasonable endeavours to conduct risk assessments of the third parties we work with and investigate, where feasible, the working conditions of their workers. Rygor require our supply chains to read our statement and contractor principles and sign the declaration. Our statement and processes are relayed in any tendering business we may be applying for.

We also ensure that Rygor supply chains are mindful of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and comply with our standards, avoiding any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy and to take action if informed of any non-compliance with this policy whilst treating all workers with dignity and respect
We allow all individuals who work or provide services to us the right to freely choose employment and, the right to associate freely with other individuals. Workers are free to choose whether to join a trade union or not and as a result of our training, we offer an environment which is free from harassment and unlawful discrimination. We ensure our working practices are in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and all employment legislation.

We do not engage in forced or involuntary labour and have a zero tolerance approach to the same, meaning we do not tolerate any of our suppliers engaging in such conduct. We require suppliers to certify that they do not participate in any forced or involuntary labour with their workers, subcontractors, agents or associates.

We aim to ensure that our performance indicators do not put pressure on or influence any modern slavery risk.

As a result of our risk assessments, we have introduced additional company information about modern slavery to the Rygor Induction, adding the policy to Health and Safety contractor and sub-contractor packs and introducing the MSA 2015 policy to first day paperwork for all staff across Rygor. Rygor have improved whistleblowing procedures which outlines clear procedures for reporting concerns outlined in the MSA 2015 and progress against reducing such risk.

01/11/2019
Rygor

Along with all large companies Rygor Group Limited is publishing data in respect of its Gender Pay Gap.

Rygor is committed to equal pay regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age or disability. Our highest paid workers tend to be our Sales Executives and Vehicle Technicians, which in the commercial vehicle industry are traditionally male dominated. There are currently opportunities in these departments, including apprenticeships, and if you are interested in a career at Rygor please email careers@rygor.co.uk with your details.

The mean hourly pay for male employees was 22.39% (2019: 25.29%) higher than it was for female employees. This compares to a national pay gap of 18.1% higher pay for males. The median hourly pay gap was 22.95% (2019: 26.55%)

The mean bonus we pay our staff was 16.52% higher for male staff (2019: 64.99% higher for male staff). The median bonus was 25% higher for female staff (2019: 7.81% higher for female staff). We are continually trying to reward our staff by sharing in our success. Bonus was paid to 28% (2019: 29%) of all male employees compared to 56.11% (2019: 50%) of females.

This data is based as at 30 April 2020, when we had a total of 690 (2019: 722) employees of which 124 (18%) (2019: 134 (18%)) were female and 565 (82%) (2019: 588 (82%)) were male. The split of employees per pay quartile was as follows which reflects the low numbers of female staff in our higher paid vehicle technician and vehicle sales departments.

Graham Drake

Director

August 2020

Introduction

This tax strategy applies to Rygor Holdings Limited and its subsidiary undertakings, Rygor Group Limited and Rygor Commercials limited. The Group is predominantly a Mercedes-Benz Van and Truck dealership operating out of 23 locations in England and Wales. The Group contributes both direct and indirect taxes including corporation tax, PAYE income tax, national insurance and VAT.

At Rygor we have adopted a responsible and low-risk approach to meeting our tax obligations, ensuring we pay the correct amount of tax in accordance with United Kingdom tax law.

The Board of Directors of the Group is ultimately responsible for the tax strategy of Rygor. The Finance Directors take ownership of the Group’s tax operations along with all associated risk and detailed analysis and preparation of the tax returns.

Our tax policy principles

The principles which govern our approach to our taxation responsibilities are as follows:

  • We pay the correct amount of taxation in accordance with UK tax legislation
  • We claim the correct allowances, deductions and reliefs in the manner they were intended
  • We consider taxation when making business decisions, but taxation does not drive our decisions
  • We have an open and transparent relationship with HMRC

Management of our tax affairs

There is no dedicated tax team at Rygor. We use regional professional service companies to assist the Group in managing its tax affairs.

Working with HMRC

We are open and transparent in our interaction with HMRC and adopt a collaborative approach to all dealings with HMRC.

If there is any uncertainty in tax matters, we will actively engage with HMRC to achieve an acceptable solution.

Graham Drake

Senior Accounting Officer

22 January 2020

Why Rygor?

With 11 branches throughout Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, West London, Wiltshire and Worcestershire, Rygor are a multi award winning specialist Mercedes-Benz van and truck Dealership.