SME Leaders 20

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Conspargo Ltd
Unit 25-31
Meadow Close
Ise Valley Industrial Estate
Wellingborough
Northants
NN8 4BH

SME Leaders 20

RML is delighted to have been included in the SME Leaders 20, a leader board of excellence run in association with Azets, the UK’s largest regional SME accounting and business advisory firm.

The leader board was created to identify and celebrate the achievements of individual and business leadership teams before, during and as we come out of these difficult times.

We would like to thanks Azets and Growing Business Intelligence for recognising leadership at RML and share congratulations to everyone joins us on the leaderboard.

The Yard @ Pringle Farm achieves Visit England 5* Rating

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The Yard @ Pringle Farm achieves Visit England 5* Rating

Visit England 5* ratingAs well as 4* + Gold Awards for all other self catering barns.

We are delighted to announce that that the showstopping Cheltenham barn at RML’s sister company  The Yard @ Pringle Farm has been awarded a prestigious Visit England 5* rating!

We always knew the Cheltenham was rather special, so it’s great to have been recognised as reaching the highest possible rating – defined as:

Five Star
Exceptional with a degree of luxury – At least 2 of the following items (tumble dryer, telephone, stereo, DVD)

4* Plus Gold Award

As well as the Visit England 5* rating for our Cheltenham suite, our other barns have all been awarded a 4* plus Gold Award rating, recognising the consistent quality those who stay with us can expect to experience.

The 4* award represents an “Excellent level of quality and comfort”, and the gold awards have been given to the properties with high overall scores and solid scores in the sectional consistency areas, to include public areas, bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and cleanliness.

IOSH Managing Safely® Training Commences

IOSH Managing Safely® Training Commences

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Northants
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IOSH ‘Managing Safely®’ Training Commences

 

As we continue maintaining high levels of health and safety standards, RML is now commencing IOSH Managing Safely® training within the business as more employees return to the office. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is a chartered body and leading membership organisation for safety and health professionals, in which RML have been approved as an official training provider.

This accreditation is a globally-recognised, respected and certificated source of high quality health and safety training for the business. We chose to specifically implement the ‘Managing Safely’ course, which educates managers and supervisors in the core principles of health and safety. This is then able to be cascaded to employees across all seven sites of the business and create a consistent message about our safety standards.

A key part of Head of HSEQ Matt Davies’ strategy for the business, this course aims to educate employees around the motivation behind our safety procedures through group training and case studies. This ensures we take our health and safety mission further than just legal compliance, as employees are able to identify possible risks and raise them proactively.

There has been no time wasted in starting these training courses whilst our production levels have been able to increase. Production Supervisors and Office Managers have attended the 3-day course, in which they can learn about health and safety principles, followed by a closed book exam to ensure they have fully understood the teachings.

We have also seen the benefits of instilling more responsibility in our Managers and Supervisors, as they have taken the time to study outside of work and been able to apply these learnings to risk assessments across different sites. This provides them with an industry recognised qualification for 3 years and shorter refresher courses are accessible once this expires.

This course will continue to be rolled out to all of our leaders in the business and we look forward to seeing the positive impacts this has on our employees and how they prioritise safety precautions.

Audited Results

Audited Results

Audited Accounts FY18-19

An excerpt from the final filed audited accounts for Robinson Manufacturing Ltd from FY18-19.

“It’s been a fun four years since we bought the business (5 years since departing banking!) and I am particularly pleased with sales growth and ROCE over those four years on the back of a pretty clear strategy,” explained CEO Simon Kidney. “This has given us our strongest ever balance sheet and helped us navigate the challenges of COVID assisted by a diversification strategy with alternative income sources across the wider group. And, contrary to hearsay, against decreasing lending year on year!”

He continued: “We couldn’t do this without brilliant suppliers and great customers who believe in our production and proposition, and of course we couldn’t do this without our ‘best in class’ team across our 7 sites. And our amazing partners like Mitesh Thakrar and his audit team who have been outstanding, pragmatic and engaging throughout this process.”

And the Winner is… RML!

And the Winner is… RML!

Robinson Manufacturing are very proud to have won the Finance Transaction of the Year award at the 2019 Finance Awards in Milton Keynes last night. The award was won for the acquisition led by CEO Simon Kidney in January of the assets of ETFS, National Hickman’s joist manufacturing arm, owned by US firm Masonite.

Simon explained the rationale behind the deal: “Almost entirely complementary to RML’s manufacturing operation, ETFS gave us an immediate and substantial boost in manufacturing capacity available to housebuilders across the West Midlands.”

Despite cultural and legal hurdles inevitable with a transatlantic deal, as well as the complexity of extracting a subsidiary company from Masonite’s UK arm, RML closed the deal in just 10 working days, on 29th January 2019. The deal was essentially self-funding, with the assets-only purchase significantly strengthening RML’s cash position.

“Since the deal went through, the ETFS team have been welcomed into the RML family, strengthening our senior leadership team,” Simon continued. “We are delighted to say we have been able to capitalise on our investment in the additional production capacity to bring in many more truss and joist joint deals so the deal has proven its worth to Robinson Manufacturing many times over.”

The Awards, organised by ICAEW, Robert Walters, RSM and HSBC, are an annual event highlighting outstanding businesses that contribute to the economy and employment in the region.

What House Interview

What House Interview

This month’s edition of ShowHouse Magazine features an interview with Robinson Manufacturing’s CEO, Simon Kidney as the Supply Chain feature.

The chief executive of Robinson Manufacturing may have taken an unconventional route into the timber industry, but, as GEORGE SELL discovers, fresh perspectives can often reap rewards for established companies. Simon Kidney, chief executive of truss and joist specialist Robinson Manufacturing, has taken one of the more unusual routes to a career with a leading supplier to the housebuilding industry that we have featured in this column….

You can download the full interview here.