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The Richard Alan Group is a portfolio of businesses, united in ambition. Established in 1970, the Dewsbury, West Yorkshire-based Richard Alan Group specialises in Engineering and Manufacturing, and is responsible for nurturing and supporting each company, encouraging growth and achieving sustained results in their individual markets.
The Richard Alan Group stands for quality, innovation, value for money and excellent customer experience. Our partnership approach creates a unified culture based on a passion for unlimited success. Our companies are part of a family, we work together to deliver the best for our clients.
Each of our companies shares a vision to be the best and this commitment has lead to the Richard Alan Group being listed as one of the London Stock Exchange Group’s ’1000 Companies To Inspire Britain’.
The Richard Alan Group specialises in Engineering, Manufacturing, Precision Engineering, CNC Machining, Construction, Scaffolding and Water Treatment Equipment. The group is based in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, and is involved in projects across the globe.
“Our vision is to create a group of exciting companies led by highly talented people who possess a passion and deep rooted desire to succeed. We will encourage people to become entrepreneurs in their own right, generating a positive “can-do” culture where success is recognised and highly rewarded. Our continued growth will stem from individual people with a real ambition and a deep desire for personal success. We work together as a partnership. Our staff are part of a strong culture with shared values. We are focused on exceeding expectations and delivering quality products that make a real difference.”
Success is born out of passion for all that we do.
The Richard Alan Group companies share a passion for success. Through every client interaction, new product development and every project delivered, we use our passion to be the best. We stand for quality, innovation, value for money and excellent customer experience. We use our passion to live and breathe these beliefs every day. We operate and build from our base in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire and trade globally.
Success is achieved when we reach our goals and remain willing to surpass them.
Our companies are full of people who are possessed with a ‘go for it’ attitude and a great will to succeed. We set big goals and give our staff the tools, support and resources to achieve them. Achievement is recognised, celebrated and rewarded.
Success is possible when we work together.
A partnership is built on the foundations of shared commitment and responsibility. It is our partnership approach that truly sets us apart. Our companies, staff and customers can feel part of a shared culture, focused on exceeding expectations and delivering quality products.
Success is maintained through continued commitment to exceptional performance.
Only by truly committing to exceptional performance can it be achieved. Our success would not have been possible without it. This continued focus on exceptional performance is what has given the Richard Alan Group unrivalled success spanning more than 40 years.
Richard Alan Engineering was formed by Alan Bragan and Richard Johnson. The partnership was forged whilst working together as heads of the maintenance team at a Batley carpet mill.
Inside the original workshop, which was based in Halifax, West Yorkshire.
The company relocated to an old, converted Sunday school chapel in Batley Carr. Initially, the business was predominantly textile engineering and manufacturing, later becoming more focused on the local chemical industry.
The sons took over the business and the founding directors retired. Robert Johnson became Managing Director.
The first acquisition was a stainless steel manufacturing and engineering sub-contractor, H Wilman & Sons, formerly a vinegar brewery, on Grange Road, Batley.
The business was relocated from Batley Carr to a new, purpose-built facility at Shaw Cross, Dewsbury. The new site was chosen for its ideal central location and offered scope for expansion.
Allied Colloids awarded us the outsourcing agreement for the manufacture, engineering and assembly of polymer equipment. In line with this development, we established an electrical, control and instrumentation department within Richard Alan Engineering to support it.
Following a partnership forged with Cemo Pumps, South Africa and the later acquisition of Peter Rayner Ltd, a long-established and respected gearbox manufacturer based in Leeds, the creation of a pump and gearbox business signified the birth of the Richard Alan Group.
We acquired Scaffolding Access Solutions, a Bradford-based scaffolding contractor, allowing us to supply scaffolding systems as part of the group offering.
Following the acquisition in 2000 of South Leigh Engineering, we then, in 2003, acquired Gary Dyson Engineering Ltd, further expanding our machining operation. Richard Alan Engineering’s machining facility was given its own identity in 2007 as Ramco CNC, the fourth group company.
Recognising the potential for business from other sources, the building and civils department was separated from our engineering company and Richard Alan Construction was formed as a standalone business.
Additional manufacturing facilities were secured in Earlsheaton, Dewsbury for mild steel fabrication, expanding our structural capabilities.
RAE launches Richard Alan Water, a range of water and waste water treatment equipment. It was the first complete product range designed, manufactured and supplied by our engineering business and was aimed predominantly at water-intensive industries.
Richard Alan Engineering introduces Cogentek as a new sub-brand of the business. Cogentek offer high-quality CHP generators, focusing on Biogas and other renewable sources.
Richard Alan Group invited to meet HRH The Duke Of York as part of Apprenticeship Week 2014. The group maintains a commitment to training the next generation of engineers.
The Richard Alan Group consists of a range of centrally operated companies. With a cross section of complementary services, each company is committed to offering the very best service. Mostly operating from our expansive complex in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire the group specialises in engineering, manufacturing, precision engineering, scaffolding, construction, water treatment equipment, pumps, gearboxes and recruitment.
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The Dewsbury, West Yorkshire based Richard Alan Group offers opportunities to business people and budding entrepreneurs who have a real desire to succeed. We provide high-growth businesses with central support functions, helping them grow and thrive.
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Robert leads the Richard Alan group of companies, providing support and enthusiasm, encouraging his staff to succeed. He helps develop and implement business strategies for each of the group companies, ensuring they achieve growth and maximise innovation. He began his career at Richard Alan Engineering as an apprentice. Over the years has built an exciting, vibrant and hugely successful group of companies. When he’s not leading the various companies across the group, Robert likes to relax by gardening and walking his dogs.
Tracey joined the Richard Alan Group in 2007 and works with Robert and the business managers in a supportive, guiding way to help translate Robert’s vision throughout the group. She ensures everyone has a clear understanding of their responsibilities and tasks. She has created structured processes for managing change, risk and issues. Using the management and people skills gained during her previous career as a police officer, Tracey is a motivating partner and a listening friend. Her loves are; walking, horse riding, good food and wine.
Stuart has been with the Richard Alan Group since 2006 and became group accountant and company secretary in 2008. He has over 22 years accounts experience and has worked in both industry and practice environments. His role is to oversee all of the finance functions within the Richard Alan Group and to advise directors and managers on financial and commercial matters. Away from work Stuart likes to play golf and spend time with his young family.
Andy joined the company in 1997, starting as manager of the control panel workshop. He spent 18 months as one of the three joint engineering managers, overseeing Richard Alan Engineering and is now part of the group strategic decision-making team. Andy provides technical support to the group’s companies and ensures continued availability of facilities, including communications, IT and fleet vehicles. Andy holds a diploma in management. When he is not busy looking after the group’s needs, he spends his time building, riding and maintaining mountain bikes and enjoys the cinema and listening to music.
Claire is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development having worked in human resources for over 14 years, the last 7 years as a HR Manager. Prior to joining the Richard Alan Group, Claire worked in both the public and financial sectors. Her role is to provide HR support to both managers and employees across all group companies. Claire is responsible for providing advice and guidance on HR policy and employment best practice to facilitate the achievement of business objectives. Outside of work Claire likes to spend time with her young family.
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