• R&M Electrical Group

46 posts filed under Announcements, Press Release

21 Dec 2018 | Filed under: Announcements, Press Release

R&M Baku have moved

Our Caspian Division, established in 1998, have recently relocated and are now settled in their fantastic new offices where they will continue to provide technical expertise as well as a holistic solution for all our customers’ cable and electrical supply requirements in the region.

Our new office details are as followed –

Baku White City Office Building, 25 Nobel Ave, Baku AZ1025, Azerbaijan

Tel: ( 012) 447 18 04

27 Jun 2018 | Filed under: Announcements

Official Presentation of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise to R&M Electrical Group

R&M Electrical Group were pleased to welcome Nigel Atkinson Esq, The Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire to our offices in Southampton yesterday. The Lord-Lieutenant is HM The Queen’s personal representative in the County and is responsible for the organisation of all official Royal visits to Hampshire as well as the presentation of The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

Exporting products to more than 80 countries and being prepared to operate in difficult and hazardous locations has won R&M Electrical Group the coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2018 in the International Trade category. We have now been officially presented with the award and we are proud to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years.

Group managing director William Crook said: “Winning the Queens Award for Enterprise is a terrific achievement and a great honour. It underlines the progress we have made on the international stage in the past decade. This was a really proud day for all the staff at R&M

27 Apr 2018 | Filed under: Announcements, News, Press Release

Global player in supplying electrical products wins coveted Queens Award for Enterprise

Exporting products to more than 80 countries and being prepared to operate in difficult and hazardous locations has won Southampton based R&M Electrical Group a Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2018 in the International Trade category.

Now in its 52nd year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years. R&M will celebrate its award during a royal reception for Queen’s Awards winners in the summer.

Headquartered in Spring Road, Sholing, R&M Electrical Group Ltd has six UK based specialist distribution branches in Southampton; Bristol; Oxford; Swansea; Neyland and Aberdeen. R&M also has a branch in Baku Azerbaijan and subsidiaries in Kazakhstan, Miami, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and Korea.

For more than 30 years the company has been specialising in the supply of marine, industrial, flameproof and hazardous area electrical equipment, and onshore/offshore power and instrumental cable packages.

A strategy of global alliance has been the key to R&M’s success in competing with the largest players in the world. R&M’s growth has been driven by the export market, which now accounts for around 50% of its annual turnover.

Group managing director William Crook said: “Winning the Queens Award for Enterprise is a terrific achievement and a great honour. It underlines the progress we have made on the international stage in the past decade.”

He added: “We accept it’s impossible for us to have a direct presence in many of the locations that our clients are looking to develop. So, in order to fulfil this requirement, we have strategic alliances with a number of independently owned companies in countries like Australia, Iraq, Singapore, Thailand, Korea and Japan.

Together we pool our collective resources, customer and supplier relationships and provide our clients with all-encompassing supply chain solutions geared specifically for multi-location projects. This has allowed us to demonstrate a strong combined financial footing and the wherewithal to target many of the multi-billion-dollar projects that the major oil and gas operators are developing. Our experience means that we are prepared to operate in most countries in the world and are not daunted by exporting to some locations perceived as being the ‘more difficult’.”

The directors of R&M Electrical Group

The directors of R&M Electrical Group: Seated left to right: Chairman Brian Robinson; Group Managing Director William Crook; standing (left to right) Richard Sherin, Group Commercial Director; David Robinson, UK Sales Director and Andrew Chandler, Group Sales Director. Missing from the photograph are Tim Coomer ,Finance Director, Andy Baggott Cables Director.

R&M cites six main areas which differentiate it from its competitors: service; partnering with the right manufacturers; competitive pricing; employing the right staff; systems integration and cataloguing.

Specialist divisions ensure that the company has less reliance on third party suppliers and has allowed it to capture a larger percentage of customers’ spend. Industry specialists focus solely on their core areas of expertise. Specialist divisions include: assembly, cable, fixings and containment, hazardous area, process and control, projects, exports, marine, lighting design and supply and more recently rail and data centres.

With saturation in the UK market, going forward R&M is focusing on developing new territories. Account managers and sales representatives have been appointed in Turkmenistan and India. In December 2016 the company secured it first overseas acquisition, Miami based Lumen Electrical Inc which was supplying lighting to the cruise line industry. R&M Lumen Electrical is now offering a complete electrical solution to the cruise sector including cable, switchgear and containment. Two of R&M’s longstanding marine specialists have relocated to drive this new venture forward and it’s already enjoying impressive success.

With a team of 165 employees, developing and retaining talented individuals has been crucial to R&M’s success. Mr Crook said: “We empower staff to take ownership and have an excellent team culture. Over 40% of our staff have been with the company for more than 10 years and take great pride in their work.”

One of the cornerstones of R&M’s growth has been respect for the environment and efficient use of resources permeate its strategic objectives, corporate mid-level targets and operational controls. As a result, R&M has reduced its carbon footprint year-by-year, lowering the consumption of energy and natural resources; focusing on reducing, reusing and recycling and connecting with its overseas branches via VOIP technology and reducing miles travelled.

Moving heavy cables in Iraq

Moving heavy cables in Iraq: R&M supplied electrical equipment and cable for the Zubair Oilfield Project in Basrah Iraq. Working alongside R&M’s JV Iraqi Partner SIraj Naybur the company was able to provide on-site material management solutions which included receiving and releasing over $20m of electrical equipment and cable to the construction teams working on the various project locations.

Mr Crook added: “Suffice to say we are fully aware of our responsibilities concerning our stakeholders and their requirements, which not only includes our customers and supply chain, but also the communities where we are located.”

Brian Robinson, R&M Group chairman, who founded the business in 1987, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised by the Queen’s Awards. It’s a fitting testament to the commitment, hard work and expertise of our people around the world. Our greatest achievement has been the transformation of R&M from its humble beginnings as a UK based general electrical distributor to an internationally re-known specialist electrical distributor operating in many niche markets. This has been achieved by organic growth and self-financed from earnings. R&M has consistently ‘punched above its weight’ on the world stage.”

27 Apr 2018 | Filed under: Announcements

R&M Siraj Naybur opens its new office in JAFZA, Dubai, UAE

A joint venture between R&M Electrical Group (UK) and Siraj Naybur (Iraq)

With offices in Dubai, UAE and Basra, Iraq, R&M Siraj Naybur is able to source and supply electrical equipment to major oil and gas projects in the region. With a highly experienced international team R&M Siraj Naybur is able to offer a service and capability that is unique in the Middle East, if not the world.

R&M Siraj Naybur

Jafza View, Building 19, Suite 1305,
Downtown Jebel Ali, PO Box 282144, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 4 358 6570
Email: shiju.punnoose@rm-electrical.com

Siraj Naybur

Basrah, Iraq
Tel: +964 7811125188
Email: d.adib@sniraq.com

18 Sep 2017 | Filed under: Announcements

R&M Electrical recognised as a top performing mid market company in the Central South for the second time this year.

R&M Electrical has been named as of the regions top 20 companies achieving sustained growth having been recognised for its increase in international activity earlier this year and named as the Central South Mid Market Company of the Year in 2016.

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP’s most recent analysis of the mid market (companies with a turnover between (£10 – 300m) has shown R&M Electrical continues to be one of the Central South’s success stories.

Jane Mulholland, Partner at BDO in Southampton comments “Mid-market companies continue to drive growth in the Central South region but in the face of unprecedented uncertainty, many of the boundaries that govern the way companies do business in the UK and globally are changing or disappearing. R&M Electrical has achieved sustained growth over the last three years and is in a strong position to build on this success and face any challenges ahead.”

Read about our Company of the Year Award.

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.

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

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