About Us

Historical Group Activities

Ross Group Plc is a UK based holding company that is Premium Listed on the Main Board of the London Stock Exchange listing (Ross Group Symbol:RGP). The Group has a long history of over 100 years of Supply Chain Management Services  including engineering, manufacturing, leading-edge technologies and distribution of consumer electronic and electrical products to various specialized industries particularly throughout Asia.

Since a change in senior management in 2009, the Group has actively considered many proposals and opportunities from within various industries ranging from consumer electronics, mining, mineral resources, property, green energy, internet service providers through to other specialist supply chain management services.

The Group has a long history of over 100 years involving engineering, manufacturing and the distribution of consumer electronic and electrical products.

What is Chitin?

Found in the exoskeletons of arthropods (shrimp, crab, lobster, insects), chitin is one of the most abundant, organic polymers found in nature (second to cellulose). Polymers are chains of molecules, the makeup of which determines the characteristics and beneficial properties of the materials in which the polymers are found: stiffness, strength, elasticity, toughness, and viscosity – as well as health, environmental, and therapeutic benefits.

Chitin is a stable biopolymer that is fully biodegradable with the potential to replace standard petrochemical plastics. Its unique molecular properties can also be harnessed to innovate and revolutionize industries such as biotech, industrial filtration, medical and textiles.

Learn more about Chitin and Mari Signums unique extraction method at marisignum.com.

What is Supply Chain Management?

Supply chain management’s goal is to deliver goods and services in the most efficient way possible. It Requires sourcing raw materials, producing and sending final goods to customers by employing proper planning, controls, and execution.

RGP will apply all of these methods to source premium quality chitin to end users. RGP is also dedicated to working with environmentally sustainable products, collaborating with local communities and creating a cost-efficient supply chain to optimize customer satisfaction.

Ross Group PLC Future

With the acquisition of Archipelago Aquaculture Group, the Ross Group Plc now has three major specialist operating businesses which concentrate on the following activities:

Proprietor extraction process from crustacean (shrimp) exoskeleton shells in order to produce an eco-friendly bio-polymer, Chitin.

Supply Chain Services to initiate, monitor and manage turn-key aquaculture and Chitin projects throughout the World; particularly in Asia & India.

Genetic enhancement of colossal shrimp for higher quality pharmaceutical grade Chitin.

Board Profiles

 

Barry Richard Pettitt
Chairman of the Board & Group Managing Director, 59, was appointed to the board in 2008 to become the Chairman & CEO of the Group. He was also a main board director of the Ross Group (formerly Ross Consumer Electronic plc) in 1988/89 and has more than 40 years experience in the consumer electronics industry and also successfully started several privately owned companies specializing in supply chain management services, resulting in the aacquisition of his flagship company, ISO International Ltd., in 2004, for HK$157 million to a Hong Kong Public Company. Mr. Pettitt has also been appointed to a number of high profile Public Company positions (in the capacities of President and Managing Director) and also is a founding partner in a specialist consulting company.

Michael Jonathan Simon
Company Secretary (Non Executive Director) aged 59, was appointed to the Board in 2000. He is an economics graduate from the University of Cambridge and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and also of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Mr. Simon is a founding partner in public practice.

W L Hopkins (Executive Director)
Wade Lionel Hopkins, aged 69, was appointed to the Board in 2009. He has over 45 years of experience in both Consumer Electronics and the Electronic Components Industry. He has previously worked for the Ross Group as Managing Director of a subsidiary, Britimpex, in 1988/90.

S C Mehta (Executive Director)
Shashi Mehta, aged 63, was appointed to the Board in 2009 having previously worked for the Group as Operations Manager of Ross Consumer Electronics during the 1980’s. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Manufacturing and has had a distinguished career in a variety of industrial and manufacturing trouble-shooting executive roles and brings a wealth of executive experience and expertise to the Group.

Professor Robin Rogers (Non-Executive Director)
Dr Robin D. Rogers aged 63, was appointed to the Board in 2019. He is the President, Owner, and Founder of 525 Solutions, Inc., in Tuscaloosa, AL USA and a Research Professor at The University of Alabama. In 2019-2020, he also serves as Tage Erlander Professor at Stockholm University to help bring sustainable development to Sweden. Since 2009, he has been an Honorary Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute for Process Engineering in Beijing, China and since 2019 an Honorary Professor in the School of Engineering, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. The Board is honoured to have his broad perspective on science and engineering research, development, and technology transfer of Chitin from laboratory to Mass production.