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23 Oct 2015 | Filed under: Announcements, News, Press Release

R&M Solent Business Awards Company of the Year

soelnt business awardsR&M Electrical Group are thrilled to have been announced as The Company of the Year in the Solent Business Awards 2015.

The highest accolade in the awards “The Company of the Year” is sponsored by KPMG and recognises organisations who are clear leaders in their own industry, dedicated to supplying excellence in the products and services supplied, with a clear financial vision for the future and with an eye on both developments and innovations in their own
industry and the wider economy.

Solent Business Awards Company of the Year

“The accolade of receiving The Company of the Year at this years awards is tremendous for R&M.  It is the ultimate recognition of all of the hard work and dedication of the entire R&M work force over the Solent Business Awardspast years which has made us the industry leader that we are today.  The diversity of our business interests within our market segment and our willingness to seek out and embrace new challenges both within the home market and internationally is, we believe part of our success.  However, thanks has to predominantly go to all of our staff, suppliers and partners without whom we could never achieve this level of sustained achievement.”  William Crook – Managing Director.

Solent Business Awards Management Team of the Year

R&M’s management team were also very pleased to have come second in the category of “Management Team of the Year” at the Solent business Awards.  Pipped to the post by Onecom, the award recognised the vision, management and leadership of the R&M team and their skillful directorship that has led to the year on year sustained growth of the organisation.

Company of the Year

Attending last nights event, held at The Hilton, Ageas Bowl, from R&M were:

  • William Crook – Managing Director
  • Andrew Chandler – Sales Director
  • Timothy Coomer – Financial Director


21 Sep 2015 | Filed under: Announcements, Events

R&M Finalist in Solent Business Awards 2015

R&M are delighted to have been nominated as finalists in two categories of the Solent Business Awards 2015 – Management Team of the Year & Company of the Year.

The Solent Business Awards recognises business excellence, innovation and standards within the Solent Region and aim to carry on the tradition set by the Hampshire Business Awards, its forerunner.

Solent Business Awards Categories

Winners and of the categories will be announced at a black tie, gala evening to be held at the Hilton, Ageas Bowl, Southampton and include:

  • Technical Innovation of the Year
  • SME of the Year
  • Dynamic Growth
  • Management Team of the Year
  • Company of the Year

Management Team of the Year

This award recognises a management team that can show a clear and consistent track record of leadership that has driven the company to growth and sustained success within the industry it operates, including problem solving, change management and strategic planning.

However particularly important to R&M is the fact that the award looks at other aspects of the business and recognises the strong leadership within the organisation that has enabled a skilled and motivated workforce which is key to R&M’s success.

Company of the Year

Designed to recognise companies with a turnover of £10 million or more within the region, entrants must demonstrate the ability to think strategically, keep abreast of new developments and illustrate plans for future growth.  The judges also take into account the company’s commitment to its employees and also contributions made to its wide environment.

“We are over the moon to have reached the finals of two of the Solent Business Awards categories.  It recognises the commitment and hard work that both the management team and our employees make to R&M on a daily basis to make it the success it is today! ”  Tim Coomer (Financial Director).


08 Sep 2015 | Filed under: New Products

Wolf Safety – R&M Stockists

R&M’s Southampton Branch are very excited to announce that we are now stockists of Wolf Safety range of hazardous area lighting products.wolf safety

Wolf Safety are recognised as industry leaders in portable and temporary lighting for ATEX and IECEx restricted areas including a wide range of torches, hand lamps and head lamps, all specifically designed and fully certified for their safe use in potentially explosive atmospheres.


Wolf Safety – Product Range

Introducing the Wolf Safety range of torches:

safety torchWolf Micro & Mini Torches

  • ATEX and IECEx Approved for zones 0, 1 & 2 and zones 20 & 21
  • T4 & T5 temperature classes
  • Lightweight and very small  in size
  • Ingress protection to IP67
  • Group I Mining Approval

Wolf Midi Torch

  • ATEX and IECEx Approved for Zones 1 and 2
  • 189 lumen high output LED light sourcemidi torch
  • T3/T4 temperature class
  • IIB Gas Group
  • Midi compact size
  • Ingress protection to IP67
  • Group I M2 Mining Approval

Wolf LED Safety Torch

  • ATEX and IECEx Approved for Zones 1 and 2 gas and Zones 21 and 22 dust explosive atmospheresled torch
  • T4 temperature class
  • High power `Fitted for Life’ LED light source
  • Up to 27 hours from primary cells
  • Simple and robust design
  • Low battery power indicator
  • Straight and right-angle bodies

Wolf Head Torches – LED

  • ATEX and IECEx Approved for Zones 0, 1 and 2 gas and Zones 20, 21 and 22 dust explosive atmospheres
  • T3/T4 temperature classwolf head torch
  • High power ` Fitted for Life’ LED light source
  • Lightweight and ergonomic design
  • Single handed switching and light tilt adjustment
  • Adjustable, removable headband
  • Supplied with helmet clips for hard hat use

“We were delighted when Wolf Safety announced that we were to be a distributor of their products.  We sell a significant amount of their torches and head lamps to our customers operating within hazardous area environments and can not recommend them highly enough.  In our experience their compact and light weight design makes them ideal for this type of industry, and they are hardy blighters!  Reliable and long lasting – exactly what you need when working in such a difficult area!”  Marc Shortridge Southampton Branch Manager.

For the full range of products please see the Wolf Brochure.  You can also contact our Southampton Branch through our contact pages or call into the branch to view and test out the range for yourself.


28 Aug 2015 | Filed under: Announcements

R&M Finalist in Electrical Industry Awards

ELECTRICL INDUSTRY AWARDS LOGOR&M’s Fixings & Supports Division have been announced a finalist in the Electrical Industry Awards 2015.

Founded by the Electrical Times the awards recognise innovation and contribution within the electrical industry.

R&M have been nominated for their Build@Bracket on-line configuration tool – a free to use resource that will product dimensional drawings for brackets and assemblies, producing instantaneous CAD drawings and a quote.

To read the full story please see our Fixings Pages

10 Aug 2015 | Filed under: Events

R&M Sponsors EIC Annual Dinner

eic dinner logo 2R&M were pleased to be asked to sponsor the EIC (Energy Industries Council) Annual National Dinner – which takes place on the 15th of October, and this year is being held at the Natural History Museum in London.

This prestigious event is a chance for members to network with over 550 energy industry professionals and to recognise the achievements of  the winner of the annual EIC Award for Supply Chain Excellence – which will be announced during the course of the evening.

“We were delighted to have been given the opportunity to sponsor the EIC National Dinner this year.  We have been active members of this, one of the leading trade associations in our industry for many years now and truly support their endeavours in promoting and supporting UK energy related businesses internationally.  This is one way R&M are able to show our appreciation of the services they provide”  Andrew Chandler – Sales Director R&M Electrical Group.

EIC Services:

  • Global Office Network – International offices strategically located in key energy locations throughout the world.
  • Events – The council holds a number of events throughout the year designed to exploit business opportunities for its members.  Events include networking meetings, trade show exhibitions, overseas trade delegations to name just a few.
  • Professional Training Services – Quality programmes tailored towards the energy industry including workshops and courses.
  • Information Services – Aiming to keep its members up to date with latest news and developments within the energy sector

The Energy Industries Council was established in 1943 and is a not-for-profit organisation founded to support UK registered companies by providing dedicated services to help its 650 members both understand and develop international business interests.

The Council is aimed at the organisations involved in supplying goods and services to the energy industry and as such has tailored the support it offers towards this diverse market.



03 Aug 2015 | Filed under: New Products

USB Socket – New From R&M

logo-schneider-161_tcm50-161USB Socket – now available from R&M – the Schneider Electric curved white moulded Lisse range of USB sockets.

Newly launched this year the Lisse line is a range of curved white moulded wiring accessories which are not only aesthetically pleasing to the eye but have been developed using the latest technology by leaders in energy management – Schneider Electric.

Standard USB Socket

Schneider Standard USB Socket

Latest in the Lisse range is the high quality white moulded switched socket with 2 USB outlets, charging a multiple of devices including iPhones, iPads, iPods and other MP3’s, Mobile Phones, PDA’s and Digital Cameras.

The USB socket is designed for use both in commercial and residential installations – having a curved white, moulded decorative design, combined with the latest hard working technology expected from
Schneider products.

USB Socket – Features


  • White moulded, rounded edge profile
  • 2 gang switched socket with inboard rockers
  • High quality front plates manufactured from urea with anti microbial properties
  • Twin earth terminals as standard, enabling high integrity earthing
  • Consistent high quality guarantee
  • USB switched socket version available with shelf frame


  • 25mm mounting box depth, without spacer
  • Backed out captive screw terminals for easy installation
  • Screw cap cover supplied for a sleek finish


  • 2 x Type A USB sockets – 2.1A total output, 5V
  • Charges up to 2.1A when charging one device
  • If two devices connected the total rated current of 2.1A is divided between the two outlets
  • Over current and short circuit protection
  • USB module always powered on, charging even when the switches are off
    USB Switched Socket and Shelf Frame

    Schneider USB Switched Socket and Shelf Frame

Please contact R&M for further information or for a quote today.

31 Jul 2015 | Filed under: Events

R&M Supports Flutterby Fund Fundraiser

flutteryby fund logoR&M were pleased to be asked to support the Flutterby Fund fund-raising event this week – an evening of curry and quizzes held at Kuti’s restaurant Southampton.

Attended by over 100 guests including local legends – Shaun Udal (former Hampshire and England cricketer and Saints legends Laurie McMenemy, Mick Channon and Matt Le Tissier – the event was the hottest ticket in town – raising over £16,000 for the charity.

The Flutterby Fund is a non-profit charity which aims to improve the lives of mentally and physically impaired children from low-income families in the UK.

The ethos behind the charity is to provide grants to individual families of children to help with the provision of both therapy and special needs equipment and to help fund access to a range of private therapies not normally provided by the NHS. These specialist therapies are provided through Sophia’s House, based in Bursledon Hampshire.sophias house

Sophia’s House offer a full range of high quality therapy treatments for children with a range of disabilities and special needs such as cerebral palsy, autism, asperger syndrome, down syndrome and many more.

Therapies provided are designed to increase the movement, flexibility, co-ordination, sensory engagement, speech and communication of children of all ages – to name just a few.
The therapies offered are designed to help children reach their full potential and are practised in a happy and relaxed environment tailored to the child’s individual needs.

“R&M are very happy to have been asked to support this worth-while local charity. It is great to think that all of the money raised tonight will directly improve the quality of a child’s life through the funding offered by Flutterby – and we all had a great time raising it!” Andrew Chandler – Sales Director of R&M Electrical Group.

For more information please contact the Flutterby Fund.

13 Jul 2015 | Filed under: New Products

Electrical Test Instruments – Full Range Now at R&M


R&M Neyland are now able to provide a full range of test instruments from Test Instrument Solutions (T.I.S).
Founded in 2005 Test Instrument Solutions were formed to offer electricians and maintenance engineers a competitive range of robust electrical equipment without having to compromise on quality.

A full range of T.I.S electrical testing equipment is available at our Neyland Branch trade counter giving our customers the opportunity to experience the range prior to purchasing.

Test Instruments:

TIS 1040 Lamp Tester – Lamp and

TIS 1040

TIS 1040

Control Gear Tester

The TIS 1040 is a handy unit for testing new lamps prior to installation. It ignites all gas filled lamps
including low / high pressure vapour lamps, fluorescent, low/high pressure sodium, neon, mercury and metal halide. The TIS 1040 also offers voltage and continuity testing using single pole technology.

TIS 950 Non-Contact Voltage Detector – 90V to 1000V


TIS 931

TIS 931

This popular, hand held, non-contact voltage detector is pocket sized, with a handy pocket clip.
The TIS 950 is IP65 rated and when detecting AC voltage of 90V – 1000V it gives both LED and vibrated indication. It is totally insulated with no exposed metal or conductive parts.

TIS 931 Voltage Detector – 50V to


The TIS 931 is a handy pocket sized non-contact voltage detector with flashing LED, audible buzzer and LED flashlight.

tis 1850 multi tester

TIS 1850

TIS 1850 Multifunction Tester – Advanced Multifunction Installation Tester with Bluetooth

The TIS 1850 incorporates all normal tests associated with multifunction testers, including latest advancements in “No Trip Technology” when carrying out loop testing on RCD protected circuits, producing fast & accurate results together with “Auto Testing” and “Ramp Testing” of RCDs.
Simple and easy to use this multifunction tester is IP65 rated and Bluetooth compatible.

TIS 1900 Thermal Imaging Camera

TIS 1900 thermal imaging camera

TIS 1900

Featuring 80 x 80 resolution at 50Hz for real time capture and a temperature range from 20°C to 350°C (-4°F to 662°F) the TIS 1900 is a robust and reliable thermal imaging camera – designed to make work easier, more productive and more effective. It has 32 x continuous zoom, picture-in-picture, voice comment recording and text annotation on images.
Contact or visit R&M Neyland today for more information on these and other test instruments in the T.I.S range including; multi-meters, clamp meters, PAT testers, electrical testers, environmental test meters, LAN network testers, laser distance meters, stud, metal & voltage meters and moisture meters.

06 Jul 2015 | Filed under: Announcements, New Services

Renewable Energy Finance – New from R&M


Renewable energy finance is an additional service now offered through R&M to enable our customers to take advantage of the energy and cost saving benefits of switching to LED lighting without the initial outlay.


The energy and costing savings of utilising latest LED technology by switching existing lighting to LED or installing LED lighting in new projects has been well documented – with the cost of the light fittings easily being recouped through the life time savings made on energy consumption.
However, the initial outlay on LED light schemes can be daunting – which is where R&M’s Renewable Energy Finance Scheme can help. In 2015 we were appointed by Lombard North Central PLC as an “Introducer”.  This means that not only can our technical team help specific the lighting products most suitable to your project, but we are also able to source, supply and put you in touch with Lombard directly to aid on the finance side.


Lombard are one of the UK’s largest and most experienced providers of asset finance, and are able to provide funding to businesses of all sizes and for all levels of projects. They specialise in offering a full range of products and services that are tailored to customer individual requirements – allowing them to preserve working capital by financing an asset over its cash-generating life, rather than customers having the burden of paying for it all upfront.
Lombard offer a full range of flexible finance products, based on both fixed and variable rates (terms and conditions apply).
“We were very pleased to be appointed by Lombard as an introducer for their renewable energy finance scheme. R&M are committed to offering our customers economical, environmentally friendly lighting solutions and this enables us to go that one step further – making LED lighting even more affordable. It is possible that the savings customers make switching to LED lighting will cover the finance costs!” Ben Dewey – Lighting Division Manager.
R&M’s Lighting Division offer a full range of lighting services, including consultation, lighting scheme design, product specification, sourcing and supply – please contact us today for further information on the services we are able to supply.