The Richard Alan Group is delighted to announce that they have been included as one of the London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Businesses to Inspire Britain 2013’.

The research report highlights the fastest growing and most dynamic SME businesses in the UK and examines the challenges and successes facing British industry. 2013 has been a year of immense and rapid growth for the Richard Alan Group and to be recognised for this success by one of the leading authorities on national and international business is extremely rewarding.

One of the criteria for the list was a marked rise in employment opportunity. This year the Richard Alan Group has created more than 40 new full and part time jobs and maintains an ongoing commitment to employee development. The group has also been recognised in the media for its commitment to apprenticeships and continues to create these opportunities where possible.

The group’s inclusion in the list is also testament to the global growth of the Richard Alan Group operating from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, who supply manufacturing equipment and process machinery to clients around the world and has become a watchword for British engineering, bringing quality, safety and innovation to a number of key industries. The companies in the Richard Alan Group are Richard Alan Engineering, Richard Alan Construction, Ramco-CNC, AM Recruitment, Scaffolding Access Solutions and Pumps & Gearboxes. Each company plays a vital role in the Richard Alan Group’s service offering and the synergy between the businesses has only solidified the growth of each company.

There are currently an estimated 4.5 million SME businesses in the UK and to be recognised as one of the 1000 most inspiring is an outstanding achievement. Managing Director Robert Johnson describes the news as ‘fantastic’ and is extremely proud of the achievement.