NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATIONS AT RGS
Yorkshire “success story” Rogers Geotechnical Services (RGS) Ltd will celebrate the arrival of 2015 with a full order book plus a 23 per cent boost in turnover during the last financial year.
The family-run business – which recently marked “a decade of drilling” after 10 successful years - has emerged from recession in a stronger position than before, and now employs 19 staff, compared with 8 in 2010.
During 2014, RGS also secured investment from Finance Yorkshire in March, leading to the purchase of new vehicles, drilling rig and laboratory equipment. This has paved the way for RGS to start the process for obtaining UKAS accreditation for its soils laboratory.
Other major achievements include:
- Continued involvement in major flood alleviation schemes in Hull, building on the success of large contracts secured during 2013.
- Sustained growth across the business, which now has 3 crews undertaking window sampling and rotary drilling, in addition to other aspects of site work, plus a 5-strong team of engineers.
- Ongoing involvement with local schools, colleges and universities to offer work placements. Many young people ask to return to secure further experience during holidays.
- Securing a prestigious contract from a major retailer involving 60 individual sites around the country.
RGS Managing Director Emma Rogers said, “We have come a long way since we set up the company as a family-run concern in 2004, with one just rig, a small lab and just one engineer. The good news is that we have weathered one of the longest-lasting global recessions for nearly a century and emerged in a stronger position than before.
“We attribute RGS’ success to our emphasis on expertise and professionalism, combined with good old-fashioned family values including honesty, consistency, competitiveness and straightforward pricing and first-class service. We are driven by a team of directors who work in the business every day, supported by highly motivated and loyal staff. It’s very much a team effort.”
Looking ahead, Emma said RGS had every confidence that 2015 would be an even better year than last, and the company anticipates a further 20 per cent growth.
She summed up, “We are in a strong position and have a full order book for the beginning of 2015, as we continue to strengthen our position in the market place and our ability to create new jobs for local people. So it is good news for us and also the local employment market.”
Notes to editors:
- RGS provides Site Investigation Solutions and Consultancy Services to the construction, property development and insurance industries.
- The company is based at Barncliffe Business Park in Shelley, Huddersfield and is headed by Managing Director Emma Rogers, Operations Director Chay Rogers and Technical Director Steve Rogers, who is Chay’s father.