March 12, 2012
Posted by: Rachal Division: electrical distributor
1987 ….. the year when Rik Astley’s “Never gonna give you up” went to number one, Hilda Ogden made her last appearance in Coronation Street, Margaret Thatcher was voted into office for the third time and local company R&M Electrical Group Ltd was founded!
Hampshire Business Awards 2011 winner R&M Electrical was founded over 25 years ago in the heart of Southampton in a one room business unit, with a wall paper pasting table for a desk, R&M has expanded rapidly to be a global distributor of specialist electrical equipment, with an annual turnover in the region of £70 million, with numerous divisions both within the UK and abroad.
Keen to retain its roots (the original business unit has been expanded to house its Head Office Function) R&M is a large local employer, whose current employees amount to over 1000 years of commitment to the organisation – playing a not insubstantial part in its global success.
R&M also recognises its responsibility to local communities, and to celebrate its 25th Anniversary has adopted the 1 2 3 Decathlon Charity set up to raise £100,000 for local charities – The Rainbow Centre, Wessex Cancer Trust and The Rose Road Association through a series of 10 sporting events to celebrate the 2012 Olympic Year. R&M is sponsoring the walking event on the 25th of March with over 60 of its employees taking part in a 20km walk.
R&M has also organised a raft of initiatives, promotional activities and competitions throughout 2012 designed to engage both customers and employees alike, such as the launch of a new look website and the publication of 2 new specialist catalogues.
“We are extremely proud of how far we have come in just 25 years,” says Brian Robinson – Managing Director – “the success we have been able to achieve is a direct result of the hard work, dedication and vision of our employees. We are looking forward to continuing to offer quality products and services to our customers for the next 25!”
Brian Robinson (Managing Director), Richard Sherin (Group Director), Andrew Chandler (Sales Director) and William Crook (Finance Director) would like to thank the many clients, vendors and employees for making the last 25 years so memorable and successful.