The life & times of R&T

Chapter Three – Exciting Times Ahead

Just a week short of our 97th birthday Royde & Tucker Limited is excited to announce the start of a new chapter for the business as we approach our 1st century!

We remain one of the UKs leading independent designer and manufacturer of high performance architectural hardware and the future is bright as we enter a partnership with new investors to take us into the next chapter of this adventure.

After penning chapter one, George Murgitroyd and Richard Tucker handed the baton over to Steve Jenkins and Nick Gadsby, in the early 1970s, to deliver chapter two.

Now, after 48 years with the business, Steve and Nick are taking the opportunity to deservedly sit back and relax as they move on from R&T business. Jon Simms and Simon Gardiner remain at the helm, as Managing Director and Marketing & Sales Director respectively.  Jon and Simon have combined experience of 36 years with R&T now to guide us into this next phase – it sounds a lot until you compare it with Steve and Nick’s 96 years!

Jon and Simon were supported in the acquisition from Steve and Nick by Perscitus and Peter Toland.  Adrian Field and Charles Shortland from Perscitus will join the Board together with Peter Toland who joins as Non-Executive Chairman.  Perscitus and Peter look forward to assisting the Royde & Tucker team in pursuing its growth strategy, both in the UK and internationally.

Adrian Field, Partner at Perscitus said, “This family-owned business has consistently delivered reliable, high quality products to the construction industry for nearly 100 years and we are keen to maintain these standards into the future as we pursue new growth opportunities.”

Jon added “I am proud of what Steve, Nick, Simon and I have achieved together as a team over the years, and now it is time to forge ahead in a new and challenging future.  So, it is a privilege to welcome Perscitus and Peter Toland into our business and to see that even during the Coronavirus pandemic we are able to gain strong support from such a high calibre investment team, who will be bringing new experience and energy to the business, as we start to write the exciting chapter three in the life and times of R&T.”

This new team puts Royde & Tucker in a strong position to continue to develop and grow, delivering quality, performance and style for doors that need to work harder and perform better; for years.  As has long been the case Royde & Tucker remain, in so many ways:

Not the answer, but part of a solution….

We’re very pleased to be able to offer a clear polyester powder coat finish containing BioCote antibacterial technology, certificated for antibacterial efficacy to ISO 22196:2011.

As the final coating is a clear PPC, not only is it robust, but we are able to offer this as a final lacquer on most of our existing standard finishes, providing a wide range of colour/patina options.

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Having a BLAST

Non linear homoginised textured finish using pressure driven glass based media…..easy for you to say.
Beautiful with a soft sheen.


Excited by such small balls

Hinge finials – not going to win a red dot prize for design inventiveness but these tiny balls “beading” we’re really excited about, at least I am…..just look at that detail and in polished nickel finish….consider yourselves blessed

NOTE: the scale item shown is the tip of a ball point pen!

Like my mood

Increasingly Black is appearing in specifications and from a manufacturing perspective raises some challenges. Historically a plain RAL has often been used to fulfill the need; this finish is typically unsatisfactory on close inspection. Here we have FMB (flat matt black) which whilst still offering the robustness of a powdercoat has a much improved flatness, consistency and very soft lustre.