February 28, 2013
Confused by the vast amount of information and myths surrounding LED lighting? Or just want to know more about what is available and the benefits of using LED Lighting? Then this is the Breakfast Morning for you!
Held in conjunction with Collingwood Lighting – this LED breakfast morning will allow you hands on access to both LED products and experts in the field of LED lighting and design.
So if you want to explore the benefits of LED Lighting ;
- Energy Efficiency
- Cost Effective
- Long Life Span
- Compact Fast Switching
- Safe – Low Voltage
- Environmental Friendly
Drop into our Southampton Branch situated close to the Saints football stadium (address below), on the 14th of March 7.30am to 1.00pm, we will be very pleased to see you!
R&M Electrical Group Ltd, Unit 1, Central Trading Estate, Marine Parade, Southampton, SO14 5JP
Tel: 023 8023 1800 Fax: 023 8023 1818 Email: Southampton@rm-electrical.com
August 8, 2012
R&M were privileged to be asked to sponsor the recent Rotary Club Pro-Am Golf Day, which took place on the 25th of May.
This years event was held to support The Rainbow Centre (one of R&M’s chosen charities to support throughout 2012 through the 1 2 3 Decathlon Challenge) and the Romsey Branch of Parkinson’s UK and raised in excess of £5,000!
The event was held at the prestigious Romsey Golf Club and was the 25th successful Pro-Am Golf Day to be held by the Southampton AM Connect Rotary Club.
The day was organised in conjunction with the Hampshire PGA who supplied ranked Hampshire PGA Professionals to play in each team.
The competition itself was limited to 44 teams of one professional golfer and three amateurs, with each team playing 18 holes of golf with the best two scores on each hole counting.
R&M not only sponsored this worth while event but also took the opportunity to take part, and submitted one team coming 5th on the actual day!
“It was a great day for all who took part, and for a worth while cause - the icing on the cake was to come 5th out of 44 teams, we are really pleased with the result!” Steve Cargill (R&M Fixings & Supports director)
The day raised over £5,000 for the chosen charities. To read official letter please click here
July 25, 2012
On a bright sunny day, The Rose Road Association was delighted to welcome Bruce Elkins and his Olympic Torch to the Bradbury Centre, where there was a great turnout of families and supporters from Wessex Cancer Trust, Rainbow Centre and Rose Road to welcome him!
Bruce Elkins, Finance Director at CW Fellowes Limited; also known as the co- founder of the 123 Decathlon Challenge was selected to run with the torch through the streets of Southampton, after being nominated for all his dedication and hard work in numerous sporting events and raising money for charities over the past 22 years; in addition to establishing the New Forest Children’s Triathlon 11 years ago, which has encouraged more than 2500 children to take part.
Over 100 people visited to see the torch, meet Bruce and have their picture taken with a piece of sporting history – joining in with the fantastic celebrations!
With the grand opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics just days away, there is still plenty of time for you to get involved with the Decathlon Challenge, which up to now has raised over £50,000 – an amazing achievement, but we are only half way towards our goal of raising £100,000 so now is a great time to show your support and sign up.
The next event is our wonderful athletics in September, kindly sponsored by Peter Cooper Volkswagen Group, where you can take part in the 200m, 800m, long jump and shot putt – plus our fantastic 5k fun run around Southampton Sports Centre after the athletics event, generously being sponsored by Radcliffe & Co, Independent Financial Advisers – giving you the chance to raise money for three great local charities whilst becoming your very own Olympic champion!
June 18, 2012
Tags: CABLES, WATERAID
R&M Cables entered a team for the WaterAid charity 5 a side tournament organised by Nomenca for Wessex Water.
Despite the blatant use of a number of “ringers” R&M Cables clearly did not utilise the same calibre ringer as the other teams – who on examination had a large number of local semi-pros playing for them! (It was rumoured that one player had been on Chelsea’s books!).
“The company were well represented and we are very happy with the “mid table” result – and no wooden spoon! It has been great to participate in this event, our thanks go out to everyone (especially all the Dave’s) that gave up their time for such a worthwhile cause” commented Andrew Baggott (Director)
WaterAid is an international nongovernmental organisation, whose mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities.
WaterAid uses practical solutions to provide clean water, safe sanitation and hygiene education to the world’s poorest people and now work in 27 countries in Africa, Asia, the Pacific region and Central America.
For more information follow the link to the WaterAid homepage.
June 7, 2012
Tags: 123 Decathlon Challenge
R&M are pleased to announce that over 60 members of its staff and relations took part in the Walking Leg of the 123 Decathlon, held on the 25th of March at Manor Farm Country Park, near Southampton. R&M employees walked 1000 km in total managing to raise over £12,500 in the process!
Held on one of the few days of summer everyone had a great day and despite a few (well quite a few!) blisters everyone managed to complete their chosen course – whether it was the 5 kilometre family friendly course or the more challenging 20 kilometre course, having fun and raising money at the same time.
R&M would like to thank all of its employees for taking part in this event and to everyone who sponsored them and would specifically like to mention Marc Shortridge – the manager from R&M’s Southampton Branch – who managed to raise a whopping £1,500 in sponsorship money winning the prize of a meal for two at the renowned “Hotel Terravina” in the New forest. Marc managed to complete the 20km course and I believe still has the scars to prove it!
The 123 Decathlon Challenge aims 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.
With already 4 events under their belts The 123 Decathlon has so far raised over £45,000 towards its ultimate goal, with the next challenging event being the Triathlon held on July 1st.
To take part in this or any of the other events click on the link to the 123 Decathlon website.
April 30, 2012
As the European Cup 2012 approaches us, R&M has produced a free Match Schedule Poster for all of our customers.
If you want to keep up with all of the action in Poland and Ukraine this June then download your poster here.
March 14, 2012
Tags: HazardEX, Swivelpole
R&M were delighted with the success of their stand at the recent HazardEX show, held in Harrogate.
The event is held to show case specialist companies supplying products and services to the safety and hazardous area industries, offering information for senior engineers, plant managers & heads of maintenance.
HazardEx was well attended this year, with exhibitors and delegates travelling from all parts of the UK and abroad to attend, with everyone alike claiming the show to be a great success!
R&M’s stand proved popular throughout the show, with Ex specialists from the R&M group generating a lot of interest in the different divisions of the group – notable the Assembly and cabling divisions, with the eye catching and innovative Swivelpole stealing the show!
“This is the first time R&M have exhibited at the HazardEx show and we have found it to be a very beneficial and rewarding experience, it has given us a great opportunity to market the specialist divisions and services within R&M and has provided a great deal of contacts that are specifically relevant to the markets we supply” commented Dave Norris – Sales Director.
The exhibition also holds an annual awards programme recognising companies within the hazardous and safety industries in the following categories:
- Technical Innovation
- Contribution Towards Safety
- Environmental Contribution to Industry
- Best User Application
- Lifetime Contribution to the Industry
With winners being announced at a gala dinner over the duration of the exhibition.
Winners of the four categories were; Newson Gale, Schischek, Crown Oil, CorDEX Instruments and Chris Agius IECEx Executive Secretary.
February 3, 2012
Tags: Cable Specifications, Hazardous area
As part of their 25th Anniversary Celebrations R&M are pleased to announce the first stage of their commemorative year festivities by launching the long awaited “Technical” area of their website.
The section went live on the 1st of February and has been developed to bring together all the vast technical knowledge available through R&M into one convenient location.
Specifically designed to focus on the diverse specialist markets supplied by R&M the area has particular relevance to those working in hazardous areas, both in the international and domestic markets.
The Technical Area has been split into 7 distinct areas for ease of use:
- General Information – contains information regarding certificates and permits, product conversion tables and comparison charts.
- Hazardous Area – a specific area designed to impart information regarding ATEX and DSEAR compliance.
- Product Guidance Notes – a developing section to aid users in the use of particular products.
- Product Selection Charts – focusing on hazardous area selection charts e.g. Hawke Gland selection.
- Technical Data Sheets
- Technical Information – with particular focus on Cable Specification
- Technical Training – highlighting the training and advice R&M are able to provide with regards to the complex legislation surrounding working in hazardous area conditions.
“We are delighted with the Technical Area and hope that users of our website find it useful. The area has been specifically conceived to be constantly updated, with new information being added all of the time – R&M welcomes any feedback or suggestions users of the area may have to make the area more informative and user friendly!” comments Rachal Wilson (Commercial Manager).
January 18, 2012
Tags: 123 Decathlon Challenge
The 2012 Decathlon Challenge is well underway, with the first of ten sporting events occurring on the 21st of February- The Badminton Challenge!
Sponsored by CCV, The Badminton Challenge takes place at the Westgate Badminton Centre, and will allow participants to play in mixed double games, with the opportunity of playing against a celebrity or international standard player!
R&M employees are also in training for the R&M sponsored “Walking Event” taking place at Manor Farm Country Park, Southampton, on the 25th of March. With over 50 entrants taking part from R&M, the organisers are anticipating that there will be over 400 participants in this mixed ability event.
The event caters for all levels of fitness and provides a variety of courses from 5 to 20 kilometres and with a barbeque, bouncy castle and climbing wall being laid on it promises to be a great family day out!
The 123 Decathlon Challenge aims 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. With over £25,000 already raised the organisers are well on their way to achieving this goal!
To take part in any of the events or for more information click on the link to the 123 Decathlon website
December 14, 2011
Tags: Saints Big Bike Challenge
R&M Fixings and Supports Director – Steve Cargill – is taking on the gigantic challenge of joining the “Saints Big Bike Challenge” on the 9th of April next year (Easter Monday), involving a 85 cycle ride from St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton, to Selhurst Park – the home of Crystal Palace, to coincide with a 3pm kick off!
“As anyone who knows me will tell you, I am not world renowned for my fitness regime! But being a life-long supporter of Saints this cause is one that is very close to my heart and I am really looking forward to the challenge – saddle sores and all! I am looking to raise a whopping £1,000, so any donations, large or small are gratefully received through my Just Giving page” Steve Cargill (Director).
The cycle ride is in support of registered charities “The Saints Foundation” and their official partner “Help the Hospices”. Funds raised will directly support the operational costs of the Saints Education Centre, set up by the Saints Foundation to improve the education of young people in Southampton through literacy, numeracy and IT syllabus which supports the National Curriculum.
Funds raised will also support local hospices; Naomi House and the Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity. From Physiotherapy and pain relief to a listening ear and home cooked meal, your local hospice does whatever it can to help seriously ill young people and adults in the local area to live well until they die. Hospice care is free for everyone who needs it, but is not free to provide.
Saints Foundation Ambassador Iwan Thomas is fully behind the event; “I would recommend the Big Bike Challenge as a great way to get fit and raise funds for three worthwhile causes. I’m aware of the great work of Saints Foundation and the two local Hospices make a huge impact to people’s lives at a difficult time for those involved. Good luck to everyone who takes part and let’s raise plenty of money!”