Aonghus travelled extensively before settling down in 1982 to renovate what is now called Ruskin Mill Art & Crafts Centre, just outside Nailsworth in Gloucestershire. Aonghus is the founder of Ruskin Mill Land Trust and is the Executive Chair of Ruskin Mill Trust. 

In addition to the Ruskin Mill Group, he founded the Living Earth Training Course in 1984, co-founded Waldorf College in Stroud in 1999, and co-founded the Makhad Trust for endangered nomadic tribes, particularly in Sinai and Tibet, in 2003.