Rygor Group Ltd. Celebrates First Anniversary of MBO

16th November 2023

Rygor Group Ltd., which includes multi-franchised commercial vehicle dealer, Rygor Auto (formally known as Rygor Commercials) celebrated its first anniversary of the business’ MBO, this week. To thank team members for their dedication to Rygor, joint-owners, John Keogh and Rish Channa organised special lunch deliveries for team members across the whole business.

Since its MBO in November 2022, Rygor Group has seen exciting growth and expansion.

In January this year, Rygor Auto officially opened its custom designed site at Worton Grange in Reading, and earlier this month the team at Rygor Auto Gloucester welcomed the first passenger car customers to the award-winning branch. Expansion into passenger car is an unprecedented move in the commercial industry, and one which provides an additional service element for customers and importantly, secures additional revenue for its team.

This year Rygor Group has launched APEX Van Solutions, which provides multi-brand used van sales in Reading, along with Rygor Plant, the UKs first and largest XCMG franchised Dealer, which was introduced to the public at Plantworx 2023 in June.

In August this year, Rygor’s board of directors unveiled the new Rygor Group structure and branding. This included announcing the exciting changes the business is making to enhance the range of quality services it offers customers, and the strategic investment and expansion of the whole business. Rygor Group Ltd. is committed to ensuring it provides a full customer centric offering from sales through to full aftersales and maintenance, provided by Rygor’s expert, award-winning team.

In addition to further enhancing Rygor Group’s customer offering, John and Rish have continued to focus on recognising and developing their team, and since the MBO, have introduced initiatives like paid birthday leave, enhanced maternity and paternity pay, and paid miscarriage leave. In September, as a result of team feedback, Rygor Group was officially Great Place to Work™ certified, for the second year running.

Rygor Group Ltd., commercial director, and joint-owner, Rish Channa, said: “The past year has been incredible for our business, with significant and impactful progression and diversification. It’s an exciting time for the future of Rygor Group Ltd., as we continue to move forward as a business, securing our company for years to come.

“Rygor Group offers customers end to end solutions, and our team is comprised of industry experts. In fact, they’re the reason Rygor is award-winning, and we work hard to ensure that alongside our strategic business enhancements, we also take care of our team members by keeping our core values of rewarding, reliable and respectful at the heart of our journey, to ensure fantastic outcomes and quality service for our customers.” Rish added.

Managing director and joint-owner, John Keogh, said: “The past year has been exciting and incredibly rewarding for everyone at Rygor, so we wanted to say a big thank you to the team for their hard work and dedication. Food vans are always popular with our team, and a great way to say thanks to the incredible people who keep our customers wheels turning.

“We will continue to move our business forward with thoughtful investment in our sites and facilities, in our company culture and the extra benefits we offer our team, and in the services and products we provide our customers. We’re so proud of our business and especially of the incredible people working for Rygor, and we’re looking forward to future.”