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14 Sep 2017 | Filed under: Events

R&M Exhibit at the “SME Innovations for Nuclear” Event.

The R&M Electrical Group were pleased to exhibit at the SME Innovations for Nuclear event on 13 September.

Held in Abingdon at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, and commissioned by the UK Atomic Energy Authority, the event offered SMEs the unique opportunity for informal, face-to-face engagement with UKAEA end users.

This event linked new and innovative technologies from SMEs into the development of fusion energy and specifically the development of the ITER project and promoted networking opportunities primarily for Tier 3 & 4 suppliers, to gain an understanding of the opportunities and to meet potential customers, be it Tier 1 & 2 contractors or fusion engineers/scientists from Culham.


23 May 2017 | Filed under: News

Soccer match at Saints boosts children’s charity by £10,000

A staggering £10,000 has been raised by a one-off charity soccer match between two Southampton companies at the stadium of Premier League club Saints.

On the left, electrical group R&M in white, with Trant Engineering in yellow. Pictured in the middle is Alison Trant, a trustee of the Flutterby Fund

The money will support specialist therapy near Southampton, which isn’t available on the NHS, for physically and mentally impaired children from low-income families across the country.

Trant Engineering, a multi-disciplinary contractor employing 1,000 staff, and electrical group R&M took part in the sporting occasion in front of nearly 150 work colleagues.

In the hard-fought game over 90 minutes, Trant Engineering won 3-0, with an opening goal from Matt Greep and two from Daniel Petley.

Ex-Saints manager Lawrie McMenemy, rated by the Guinness Book of Records as one of the 20 most successful managers in post-war English football, was on hand to present commemorative medals to all 38 players.

His guest appearance was kept a surprise until the last minute.

Brian Robinson, Chairman of R&M, which has 200 staff, said: “It was a great occasion, with a staggering £10,000 raised for the Flutterby Fund. My work colleagues were pinching themselves that they had the rare opportunity to play at the hallowed ground of the Saints.”

Gerry Somers, Managing Director UK at Trant Engineering, the multi-disciplinary contractor with 1,000 staff, said: “This event was very much about giving the work of Flutterby, a charity close to our hearts here at the company, a fundraising boost with a friendly match in the stadium of our home soccer club.

“The match will live in the memories of everyone who took part for a long time to come, with Lawrie’s surprise appearance the icing on the cake for the players.”

Alison Trant, a trustee at the Flutterby Fund, said: “We are grateful to the businesses and individuals who contributed money from this match, raising an incredible £10,000.

“The main aim of the therapies is to encourage and increase each child’s ability to move and function in as normal a way as possible.

“These generous donations will make a difference. For example, £650 provides a 12-hour therapy programme for one child.”

Therapies take place at Sophia’s House, a treatment clinic in Bursledon, near Southampton.

Match mascots were youngsters William Dibden for R&M and Sophie Jones and Frankie Newberry for Trant Engineering.

28 Apr 2017 | Filed under: News

Children’s charity to benefit from special soccer match at Saints

Game on!

It will be a chance to emulate their Premier League heroes on the field of dreams whilst raising money for a Hampshire children’s charity at the same time.

Staff from two major employers in Southampton take part in a friendly match at the home ground of the Saints before the pitch turf is replaced for the club’s 2017-18 campaign.

From left, R&M’s chairman Brian Robinson, team captain Martin Harris and group sales director Andrew Chandler with Trant Engineering captain Philip Trant and chairman Patrick Trant.

Trant Engineering, the multi-disciplinary contractor, and electrical group R&M play the 90-minute charity game at St Mary’s Stadium on Monday, 22nd May.

Money raised by the event, which sees 38 selected players emerge from the tunnel for a 10am kick-off in front of spectators, will go to the Flutterby Fund.

The charity helps improve the lives of physically and mentally impaired children, from low-income families across the UK, at Sophia’s House, a treatment clinic in Bursledon, near Southampton; the therapies are not available on the NHS.

An online donations page has been set up with a target of £6,000.

Patrick Trant, Chairman of Trant Engineering, the multi-disciplinary contractor with 1,000 staff, said: “Whilst the event will be memorable fun, there is a serious aspect – we are raising vital funds for the Futterby Fund, a local charity close to my heart.

“The main aim of the treatment is to encourage and increase each child’s ability to move and function in as normal a way as possible.

“We’re grateful for the generosity of our suppliers and clients, as well as staff and their families.”

Brian Robinson, Chairman of R&M, which has 200 staff, said: “We eagerly await the game, following in the footsteps of Saints legends, and knowing that a great cause will benefit as well.

“From the dressing rooms to the tunnel, to kicking the ball about on hallowed turf and a presentation ceremony afterwards, the two sides will get the full match-day experience

“The nature of the game is very much a friendly one, with rolling substitutes to give every person a chance to play on the pitch.”

Match skippers are Philip Trant for Trant Engineering and Martin Harris for R&M.

Watch Sophie’s House at work

R&M group chairman Brian Robinson, left, with Trant Engineering chairman Patrick Trant.








18 Jan 2017 | Filed under: Announcements

R&M Electrical Group launches R&M Lumen Electrical Inc in Miami

R&M Lumen Electrical Inc – global electrical and lighting suppliers to the Cruise Line and Marine Sectors.

R&M Electrical Group Ltd and Lumen International Inc are delighted to announce the coming together of two of the major Global electrical and lighting suppliers to the Cruise Line and Marine Sectors.

R&M Electrical Group Ltd (Marine Division) a company registered in the UK with overseas companies in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Cyprus and the Philippines acquired Lumen International Inc a company registered in Miami, Florida, USA on the 31st December 2016.

Subsequently the company has been renamed as “R&M Lumen Electrical Inc” and commenced trading under that name from the 1st January 2017.

The team at R&M Lumen Electrical Inc

We are also pleased to announce that Jan Kaulen one of the founder owners of “Lumen International inc” will remain actively involved in the new operation, taking the role of President responsible for operations in Miami

In addition Nick Jenkin, R&M’s Global Marine Sales Manager will relocate to Miami and will be responsible for developing and servicing business in North America alongside his global role. Matt Rosier from R&M will also join the Miami team in a commercial role having had responsibility for Group Purchasing at R&M Electrical for over 12 years.

We believe this team will exceed our customers expectations and that the transition will be seamless in terms of client experience.

A Complete Electrical Solution

“R&M Lumen International Inc” Miami  will expand on its historical lighting supply business to include the “Complete Electrical Solution” including the full range of Electrical, Cable, Consumables and Containment products. We will be asking all of our clients for assistance in helping us define our Miami inventory requirements based on your historical usage and demands.

We believe this is a very exciting development and we look forward to “partnering with you” to provide a global electrical and lighting supply solution for your fleets.

We look forward to discussing this in more detail with our valued clients over the coming weeks and months.

01 Dec 2016 | Filed under: News

Wholesale Electric Asia at OSEA Singapore

Wholesale Electric Asia are please to announce that are exhibiting at OSEA Singapore. The event takes place from 29th November to the 2nd December at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

Established for over 40 years, OSEA has grown in tandem with the industry needs. In keeping its relevance to Asia’s oil & gas industry, the 21st edition of OSEA will feature solutions that can potentially enhance production processes and create greater cost efficiency, as well as present ideas on the next best direction your company can embark on amidst the challenging market conditions.

With over 1,000 exhibitors from 48 countries/ regions and an impressive line-up of 18 international group pavilions gearing up for OSEA2016, an extensive range of equipment, innovations and services for levelling up capabilities and productivity will be on showcase.


For more information please go to http://osea-asia.com/


03 Oct 2016 | Filed under: News

R&M named BDO Mid Market Company of the Year 2016

BDO 1On Thursday 29th September R&M was named BDO Mid Market Company of the Year at the Southampton firm’s gala dinner at the Hilton at the Ageas in Southampton.

Attended by over 150 business leaders and stakeholders, the BDO event, hosted by BBC South Today’s Laura Trant, celebrated the success of the region’s mid-sized companies including R&M Electrical Group Ltd, Dyer & Butler and Portsmouth Aviation.

Over the last 12 months BDO’s Central South Mid-Market focus has again recognised the best of the region’s mid-sized companies identifying the top performing businesses in the areas of international activity and profit growth.

In a close run competition, R&M Electrical were named the BDO Central South Mid Market Company of the Year 2016 for their dynamism and an ethos that encourages an entrepreneurial mind-set across the business. Their pro-activeness in pursuing new markets was particularly impressive and the strength and depth of the management team will ensure R&M Electrical’s future success.

Malcolm Thixton, lead partner at BDO Southampton, comments: “We are delighted to name R&M Electrical as Mid Market Company of the Year in the Central South. It has demonstrated all of the qualities that a mid-market company should have – strong management, a willingness to adapt to new market opportunities and the ability to achieve sustainable growth.

To watch the BDO finalists video please click here


21 Jul 2016 | Filed under: Announcements

R&M Electrical named finalist in BDO Central South Mid Market Company of the Year

R&M Electrical has been named as one the top three mid-market companies in the region, as the search for this year’s Central South Mid Market Company of the Year reaches its final stages.

R&M were shortlisted, alongside Dyer & Butler and Portsmouth Aviation, from over 40 companies identified over the last twelve months as being the leading businesses in terms of international activity and profit growth along with nominations from the region’s professional community.

Malcolm Thixton, lead partner at BDO Southampton, comments: “All our finalists have shown the key attributes of a successful mid-market company – vision, a clear strategy for the business and a committed and engaged workforce. They are ambitious, but focused on sustainable growth and each of them strives to be the very best in their field.

We work with mid-market businesses every day and really understand the challenges they face, so we are delighted to be able to recognise the success of these three companies.”

The winner of the BDO Central South Mid Market Company of the Year will be announced at a gala dinner hosted by BBC South Today’s Laura Trant at the Hilton at the Ageas, Southampton, on 29th September 2016

19 Jul 2016 | Filed under: New Products, News

KSR Lighting Range Now at R&M

R&M are very excited to announce that we are now stockists of KSR Lighting QR10 range of Fire rated lighting products.

All KSR Lighting products are manufactured in accordance with the latest European certification bodies. We ensure All of the products are tested thoroughly and all comply with current European safety and technical standards.


Key Features and Benefits

• Efficient 10W CREE COB Downlight
• 3000K Warm White– 630 Lumens

• 4000K Cool White – 675 LumensKSRFRD350-with-KSRFRD352 • 46-degree beam angle
• IP65
• Dimmable
• Fire-rated 30, 60, 90 minutes
• Remote plug & play driver
• 72mm cut out
• 54mm height
• 85mm bezel width



For more information on this range please download this PDF KSR Lighting Products _R&M Electrical or contact us at sales@rm-electrical.com


06 Jul 2016 | Filed under: News

Saints Big Bike Challenge 2016

On the 15th of May Neil Barker and Jon Cooper from our Projects Division and Steve Cargill of R&M Fixings took part in the Saints Big Bike Challenge to raise money for the Saints Foundation. The event was an 83 mile bike ride from Selhurst Park to St Mary’s arriving in time to see the Saints take on Crystal Palace for the last Barclays Premier league home fixture of the season.

Neil_Jon“The ride started at 5.30am at Selhurst Park, heading out of London going through Epsom and Leatherhead our first stop was 30miles south of Guildford (Chilworth) arriving at about 7.30am, after a quick fuel stop we headed out again. Going through Haslemere, Liphook and Petersfield we headed to our final drinks stop in East Meon arriving just after 10am, again more food and drink. The final stage started with a gruelling hill out of East Meon bound for Bishops Waltham, Botley and then the final stretch home over Northam Bridge then left into St Marys to cheers and claps from fans and fellow riders who had arrived slightly earlier!

Overall it was a good day, well organised and the weather was just right for the ride. We also managed to stay on course with no deviation. Bring on next year!  Neil Barker (Projects Manager)

Total raised £2254.21

The Saints Foundation has been set up specifically to raise funds for disadvantaged young people and vulnerable adults. The aim is to reach a £1million fund raising target each year, by harnessing the influence Southampton FC has on people’s lives and making a real difference in the community.