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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

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. This statement explains the steps Rygor has taken during the 2020/2021 financial year, to ensure that slavery or human trafficking does not take place in any part of the Rygor business, or its supply chains.

Rygor comprises of Rygor Holdings Limited, Rygor Group Limited, Rygor Commercials Limited, Rygor Group Services Limited, and Rygor Maxus Limited, and has various branches and maintenance sites across the UK. Rygor recognises its business and social responsibility to reduce the risk of human trafficking, forced labour and debt bondage, sexual exploitation, criminal exploitation, and domestic servitude.

Rygor has a detailed policy in place to prevent all forms of modern slavery. This policy has been communicated to all Rygor team members and is also available to view on the company intranet and on the company Shared Drive. Rygor advocates and encourages equality, diversity, and respect as a key part of its ethos. Through Rygor’s new starter process, all team members are required to complete a Modern Slavery training course. This course has also been completed by existing employees, to ensure the whole team understands Rygor’s social and business responsibilities, their individual responsibility to treat others with respect and courtesy, and ensures the team adhere to all the relevant laws and regulations, and Rygor’s own standards. This training is monitored and measured quarterly, to ensure all team members are compliant.

In addition to mandatory training, all new Rygor team members are provided with a detailed New Starter pack. This pack contains all Rygor’s policies, including its Modern Slavery policy, and highlights the processes through which any concerns should be raised.

Rygor’s Modern Slavery policy is reviewed annually by Rygor’s Human Resources department and Rygor’s legal advisers, to ensure the Rygor business remains compliant. Rygor is committed to its ongoing due diligence process, and regularly reviews its policies in line with legislation. The Modern Slavery policy is included in Rygor’s permit to work document, which is signed by all contractors and suppliers working for/with Rygor. Rygor’s management team are alert to the potential signs of modern slavery and human trafficking and will address any concerns raised by their team or suppliers. If concerns are raised, Rygor’s Human Resources department will be involved in a thorough risk assessment and if, after investigation any worker is found in breach of our policies, Rygor will ensure suitable disciplinary action is taken, and reserves the right to terminate an employee’s contract or cease trading with a supplier. The business will notify the appropriate safe-guarding services or authorities where wrongdoing is suspected.

Rygor seeks to be an employer of choice, and as such the business recognises the rights of all individuals working for Rygor or providing services to the business, to freely choose employment and the right to associate freely with other individuals. For example, team members are free to join a trade union if they wish, and because of Rygor’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, Rygor promotes a working environment free from harassment and unlawful discrimination. Rygor ensures its working practices are in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, and all appropriate employment legislation.

In relation to Rygor’s supply chains, the business makes every reasonable effort to conduct risk assessments of the third parties it works with. Where it is possible to do so, Rygor investigates the working conditions of its supplier’s staff, and requires its supply chain contractors to read Rygor’s Statement and Contractor Principles and sign the associated declaration. Rygor’s statements and processes are highlighted in all its business tenders, to ensure all Rygor’s business affiliations are mindful of their collective responsibilities in line with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Rygor does not engage in forced or involuntary labour and employs a zero-tolerance approach to the same, meaning we do not tolerate any of our suppliers engaging in such conduct. Rygor requires its suppliers to certify that they do not participate in any forced or involuntary labour, either with their workers, subcontractors, agents or associates. Rygor aims to ensure that our performance indicators do not put pressure on or influence any modern slavery risk.

In addition to training its team and engaging with its contractors and suppliers, Rygor has a clear whistleblowing procedure in place to report concerns outlined in the MSA 2015. This information can be easily accessed by all Rygor team members via the company intranet, or by visiting Rygor’s main website Legal Notice | Rygor Mercedes-Benz

Rygor’s full Modern Slavery policy is available to third parties. To request a copy, please contact Rygor’s HR Manager, Lyn Pascoe, at lynpascoe@rygor.co.uk

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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 32.06% (2020: 22.39%) higher than it was for female employees. This compares to a national pay gap of 7.9% higher pay for males. The median hourly pay gap was 21.74% (2020: 22.95%)

The mean bonus we pay our staff was 32.85% higher for male staff (2020: 16.52% higher for male staff). The median bonus was 25% higher for female staff (2020: 25% higher for female staff). We are continually trying to reward our staff by sharing in our success. Bonus was paid to 31% (2020: 28%) of all male employees compared to 56.39% (2020: 56.11%) of females.

This data is based as at 30 April 2021, when we had a total of 546 (2020: 690) employees of which 81 (15%) (2020: 124 (18%)) were female and 465 (85%) (2020: 565 (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

December 2021

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.