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June 2020 – Message From Linda Martin Managing Director At Rope Assemblies

Hi all, hope you are all keeping well, I guess like me you we’re all glued to recent updates! A very small glimmer of hope that we are starting to slowly make positive steps forward albeit baby steps, it will be a bit longer I feel before the entertainment world can get back on its feet but get there we will! Am sure we will all look back on this time with bewilderment but we will come back stronger than before!
Our sales team is still working and processing quotes and orders as they come in and we are getting manufacturing teams in safely every couple of weeks to clear orders to keep our customers going, stay safe and hopefully hear from you soon – Linda Martin, Managing Director. Order online at, email us at or call us on 01777 700714.


May 2020 – Rope Assemblies Ready To Take Your Order

First and foremost, we at Rope Assemblies hope you & your families & friends are all safe and well. While we have been on shut down our sales team have been working from home and processing orders and quotes as they came in and will continue to do so for as long as needed. Let’s try and get this industry back up and running as quickly and efficiently as we can but at the same time keeping safe and following any guidelines set out by the government. Order online at, email us at or call us on 01777 700714.


APRIL 2020 – First and foremost we hope you are all safe and well!!

Rope Assemblies Ltd are planning to return to work on Monday 20th April to fulfill some urgent orders placed while we have been in lock down for the last 4 weeks, while at work our staff will be following the guidance set out and will be kept safe.  When we have caught up a decision will then be made as to whether we continue to stay open or close again, we ordered plenty of stock before we Furloughed our staff so have sufficient supply’s to allow us to  fulfill your orders, Our concern is that when the world reboots it will be as fast as it shut down with little notice and we are going to have all our customers trying to order at the same time, to avoid the rush don’t leave your orders until the last minute, We know this can’t always be helped and we will try to prioritise jobs as best we can.

Let’s try and get this industry back up and running as quickly and efficiently as we can but at the same time keeping safe and following any guidelines set out by the government.


April 2020 – LOLER Inspections

Good to hear that most of us are using this quiet time to make sure all our LOLER inspections are done so we can hit the ground running when this is all behind us, include your PPE kit and check the dates are still within the guidelines. Rope Assemblies are still open for business if you need anything replacing, we are re-sellers for KONG, Petzl and Checkmate so can get most things quickly, likewise if you need any of your rigging, lifting gear replacing give us a call on 01777 700714 or email or visit


March 2020 – Climbing Ladders From Rope Assemblies

Our Climbing Ladders are manufactured on-site at Rope Assemblies Ltd and comply with the US Standard ANSI E1-1 as there is no EN Standard for wire rope ladders. All ladders are manufactured with knurled rungs, karabiner end fittings and EN795 anchor straps. They are made to order by length and rungs can be 250mm or 300mm wide. All ladders are tested, certified and come with full user instructions.


February 2020 – Positive Attitude, Happy Staff & A Busy Factory

We have had a great start to the year so far and can see that we will be very busy right into the remainder of the year. We would really like to thank our staff and customers for all of their support and efforts so far in 2020.

We really can say that you cannot beat a positive attitude, happy staff and a busy factory. #ropeassemblies #rigging #theatre

Positive Attitude, Happy Staff & A Busy Factory

January 2020 – New Year Offer for Galvanised or Black Steels with 10% Off

Happy New Year to everyone we are looking forward to 2020 and have a great offer for Galvanised or Black Steels with 10% off. Quote RALNY20 on your order or by email before 14th February 2020 and we will provide a 10% discount.

All ropes are supplied with individual ID numbers and full Test Certification. When ordering ropes things to consider to meet the requirements of the application are Safe Working Load, diameter, and fittings and length.


December 2019 – BSI ISO 9001 Audit Passed With Flying Colours

Rope Assemblies recently had an ISO 9001 audit and have been recertified for another 3 years. We are really proud of the fact that the auditor stated that since we achieved the ISO 9001 standard over ten years ago we have had no “Non-Conformities” which is very special.

ISO 9001:2015 sets out the criteria for our quality management system. The standards provide guidance and tools for Rope Assemblies to ensure that our products and services consistently meet our customer’s requirements, and that quality is consistently improved as part of an ongoing continuous process.


November 2019 – Three New Starters At Rope Assemblies

It has been a very busy year so far during 2019 with lots of new projects and customers secured. As we moved into 2020 we have recently expanded our resources and workforce with three new employees in the manufacturing facility assembly section. Three new staff members are now in place and we are pleased to welcome John Hartnup, John Singleton and Ashley Hartnup who have all recently joined the company with all three operating in the primary role of being an Assembler. They have joined a team working with Bespoke Wire Rope Assemblies, Fibre Rope Assemblies, Fittings, Fixings, Stage, Rigging Equipment, PPE, Climbing Equipment, Lifting Equipment, Marquee Wires, Architectural and Bracing Wires, Lashings, Door Wires, Balustrade Wires and many other products.


September 2019 – Tempus Fugit for Rope Assemblies’ Linda Martin

Celebrating two years of success at the helm

Rope Assemblies is celebrating two years of change and growth, since managing director, Linda Martin signed on the dotted line. The Retford based company, which became part of the Unusual group in 2017 has seen significant change, with the implementation of new company policies, best practice procedures and increased sales.

Linda said: “In the blink of an eye, two years have passed, which seems like no time at all. Then we took a step back and realised how much the company has changed in that time, thanks to all the hard work that every member of the team has put in, and we felt it was worth marking the anniversary.”

The biggest cause for celebration is the record sales figures that Rope Assemblies is achieving on a month on month basis. “If we look at January 2017, for example and compare that with January 2018 and January 2019, we are seeing a marked increase in sales. Every month is the same which shows us that we are doing something right. But we can’t rest on our laurels. The job isn’t done – it’s just beginning,” commented Linda.

Since taking on the role of MD, Linda has been keen to invest time and energy into improving and updating the internal systems, fundamental to the successful running and growth of the business. “It’s very much been a two year spring clean if you like,” she said. “We’ve gone through all our Health and Safety practices, ensured all staff policies are fully up to date, which has in turn resulted in a more motivated workforce and we’ve worked closely with LEEA to ensure all our certification is all done to standard. We’ve also updated our welding techniques and revised the way we carry stock, instead preferring to place monthly orders to maintain our stock levels and ensure stock rotation, thereby ensuring we always have sufficient stock to satisfy our customers’ needs. We’re noticing the changes internally and by default this will filter down to the customers too.”

Linda concluded: “When I took over as managing director at the end of August 2017, we had a very defined two year plan. Everything that was detailed in that plan has happened…so now we’re hard at work, making sure we meet the goals of our next plan. At the heart of all of this is making sure that we have a happy, motivated team, a concise and user friendly admin system and ultimately, satisfied customers who return to us time and again for their wire rope needs.”


September 2019 – Product Focus Fibre & Cords

Dyneema Cord, Hemp Fibre, Jute Fibre, Manilla Fibre, Nylon Braided Cord, Polyester Cord, Polyprop Cord and Sisal Fibre all in stock ready for your order. A wide range of fibre and cord material options with differing diameters and lengths sold in weighted bundles or in measured reels. We offer a professional service, quality products and quick delivery. We are able to dispatch 85% of orders placed before mid-day on a next day delivery service.


August 2019 – How To Wedge Socket Video Launched

We have recently created a new video focused on how to wedge a socket, the wire should be inserted into the clamp and then doubled back. Then insert the wedge into the wire loop and pull to tighten. Insert pin, apply washer and secure. Hold wire together using Rope Grip (EN13411-5) taking it close to the bottom of the wedge. The full video can be found on our YouTube channel at
how to wedge socket video launched

how to wedge socket video launched