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Over the years R&M Lighting has developed an industry-renowned reputation for excellence within the street lighting, signage and highway electrical sectors. This is reflected by the loyal wide-ranging base of esteemed clients which we’ve fostered to date – each of whom regularly returns to R&M for repeat business.

It’s our company’s firm belief that the key to its historical (and current) success lies in its us building and nurturing strong, long-lasting and ever-evolving relationships with our customers. Whether working on- or off-site, we pride ourselves on being the contractor that is willing to go that extra mile – an ethos that has paid dividends time and time again, as it continues to do so today.

The R&M Lighting we know today was originally founded by our Operations Director Rob Woolcock and our Managing Director Steve Buxton in 1995. Our central offices are based in Theale, Berkshire, with most operatives based nearby this area – making us ideally located for works based in South-East England. With that being said, recent years have seen our teams travelling greater distances to undertake ambitious new contracts (ranging from £2,000 to £2,000,000), meaning our operations now effectively cover the whole of the country.

Developing upon our founders’ skillset, R&M initially specialised in external highway lighting – including everything from its supply and installation to routine and planned maintenance. This portfolio expanded substantially in the late 1990s and beyond, however, gradually beginning to encompass projects involving public realm and amenity lighting elements, alongside signage, bollards, beacons and all associated electrical work.

Since early 2015, we’ve been able to act as an ICP (Independent Connection Provider) and can therefore offer our customers mains disconnections, transfers and connections. With this NERS accreditation comes vital financial savings for many of our clients, offering a viable and commercially attractive alternative to the price monopoly once held by the various DNOs. Beyond such financial savings, our ICP status ensures clients no longer have to rely on DNO availability for essential work to begin – again making R&M Lighting the one stop shop for all highway electrical requirements.

Another recent, and similarly game-changing, addition to R&M’s service offering has been its ability to offer car charging station installation. We view such EV technology as a major growth field for the years ahead – one that only serves to further complements our industry-acclaimed range of other services. Better yet, our early entry into this fast-emerging market has meant that R&M Lighting is able to offer unrivalled expertise in this area. Where many other competitors are only just beginning to develop in-house facilities for these works, we already hold all the skills and contacts necessary to see any car charging installation project through from concept to completion.

And yet as the old adage goes: a company is only as good as its staff. With this in mind, we pride ourselves on recruiting and developing a self-motivated and multi-skilled workforce, currently numbering over 50 employees. Each of our site operatives undertake extensive training on a regular basis, all performed in accordance with NHSS and the Highways Electrical Registration Scheme. Our directors are renowned for closely monitoring on-site activity, ensuring that all work is completed to exacting standards with an impeccable safety record.

So too does this high bar of quality workmanship extend to our administration staff, based at R&M’s main Theale offices. Comprising our Estimating, Commercial and ICP divisions, these dedicated office teams should mark your first port of call for any new tender opportunities, contractual matters or other associated matters. Simply get in touch with them on [email protected] or 01628 673445 with any and all questions as they arise, at which point they’ll endeavour to resolve them immediately or find the appropriate point of contact with which to achieve this.

In addition to our standard supply and installation contracts, R&M Lighting also has the capacity to deliver high volume Installation-Only contracts on time and to budget – an often coveted service that many of our competitors struggle to undertake effectively. We have significant experience in providing labour only support to major contractors on Private Finance Initiatives (PFIs) or large LED replacement schemes, as you’ll see by visiting the Contract Case Study-focused pages of our company website.

So whether you’re looking to relight a small junction or completely new road, to undertake new DNO connections or EV charger installations, the answer remains the same in every instance: make R&M Lighting your first choice!

For more information or to discuss any particular project, contact us on 01628 673 445 and our friendly team will be more than happy to be of assistance.

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