RO Capital Partners, the RO Group’s venture capital arm, has announced that its portfolio company,, has installed its smart power sockets in the office of PKF Francis Clark in Bristol. 

PKF Francis Clark is an award-winning firm of chartered accountants and business advisers. is a UK tech company that designs and manufactures smart, machine-learning enabled power sockets that will reduce the energy costs of PKF Francis Clark’s Bristol office by more than 20%.  PKF Francis Clark is located at 90 Victoria Street in that city, an office building comprising 24,377 sq. ft. of high-quality office accommodation across four storeys.’s solution eliminates ‘Small Power’ waste, which is energy not required by devices that are plugged in or directly wired; such as printers, AV equipment, chilled and hot water taps, monitors, and heaters, and which are often left fully on or in standby mode overnight.  Up to 40% of total electricity usage in most commercial office buildings can be attributed to this type of ‘Small Power’ energy use. 

Commenting on this, RO group managing director, Edward Rowlandson, said: “We are very pleased to have installed’s technology in our flagship Bristol property for a key tenant, PKF Francis Clark.  We acquired 90 Victoria Street in Bristol in April 2023, and ROCP’s investment into Reading-based was also made early in 2023. 

“That investment was driven by the need to reduce energy, and we are delighted that PKF Francis Clark’s values align with our own, and that of  We look forward to seeing their simple solution for office occupiers who are under pressure to take action, cut energy costs, and reduce emissions installed in more properties around the country, as the business looks to scale.”

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PKF Francis Clark regional facilities manager, Jim Solomon, concluded: “Since deploying’s AI-powered sockets, we have not only reduced our office’s energy consumption of the devices using the sockets by 38%, but have also gained invaluable insights into our power usage patterns. This technology has been instrumental in our efforts to operate more sustainably and efficiently.”