Meet the senior team at the R&M Electrical Group. This group has helped drive R&M’s group in becoming one of the largest independently owned Electrical Distributors in the UK.
Brian Robinson is the founder Director of the R&M Electrical Group. After serving in the Royal Navy as an Electrical Engineer, Brian first ventured into electrical distribution in 1980 prior to establishing R&M in Southampton in 1986. Brian continues to enjoy a hands-on role in overseeing the groups continued growth both in the UK and overseas.
Group Sales Director
Andrew joined R&M in 1996 to launch the Export and Project divisions for the group. R&M’s Global success resulted in Andrew being appointed to the board as Group Sales Director in 1998. In 2003 Andrew was appointed International Managing Director and oversaw development of our Project, Export and overseas business units. In 2013 following management restructuring Andrew was re-appointed Group Sales Director and now has responsibility for Sales and Marketing across all sectors of the Group with a keen focus on our joint venture, marine and project activities and continues to enhance the prosperity of the R&M Group globally.
FCA Group Financial Director
Tim joined R&M in May 2013 as Group Financial Controller. He has built on the strong foundations and disciplines installed by William, whilst introducing new initiatives, cost savings, operational improvements and reporting enhancements. Consequently, in April 2014, Tim became Group Finance Director and now ensures the continued growth and financial security of the Group. As a qualified Chartered Accountant, Tim enjoyed a successful career in practice prior to being poached by a client. This led to a 20 year term working for a major UK Distributor of Data Networking Products. During this time Tim became a very experienced FD steering the business through many stages of growth and challenge.
UK Sales Director
After completing a degree in Business Management David spent 6 years working in various roles within our Projects and Export Divisions. After a brief spell in the UAE with our Joint Venture operation David returned to the UK to head up an R&M sister company responsible for the manufacture and distribution of Lighting solutions. In 2015 David took up the role of UK Sales Manager responsible for creating growth amongst our UK group businesses, in 2018 David was promoted to the role of UK Sales Director.
Group Managing Director
William joined R&M in 1992 initially setting up the Group’s operating and finance systems. William was appointed as Group Finance Director in 1997 and has successfully overseen continued group expansion including acquisitions and the launch of several UK and overseas branches during that time. William was promoted to Group Managing Director in 2013, reporting directly to the Chairman, William has overall responsibility along with his fellow directors for ensuring that the group continues to enjoy structured growth whilst maintaining its strong financial footing.
Richard joined R&M in 1996 and along with Andrew Chandler launched the Export and Project divisions, Richard was subsequently appointed to the board in 1998 taking Commercial and UK Managing Director positions. Following management restructuring in 2013 Richard was appointed as Group Commercial Director, Richard now has responsibility for Supplier development and negotiation. Richard also works closely with the Project and Group Bidding and purchasing teams to ensure that R&M remain competitive in the Global Market, and is instrumental to the continuing success of the Projects Division within a global market.
Andrew’s first employment, on leaving school, was for a Bristol based 3M distributor before moving to a fledgling independent cable distributor, that had been set up by ex-employees of one of the largest cable distributors in the UK.
Since 1984 Andrew has initiated, set up and managed three cable distribution businesses, joining R&M in 2003 to set up and manage our Cable Division based in Avonmouth, Bristol.
Andrew has extensive experience in cable design, manufacturing and general cable distribution – amounting to over 30 years’ experience.