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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 https://youtu.be/F1MGBf8Wia4
July 2019 – Manufactured Assemblies For Many Applications
Rope Assemblies don’t just do theatre and entertainment venues, our assemblies are used in many different ways, 2 examples are when something needs lifting or suspending, this picture shows staff putting the finishing touches to a job destined for a construction company, the job consists of a two leg assembly onto a master link with a high tensile bolt at one end which will then be sunk into concrete ready for lifting.
June 2019 – Product Focus – Stainless Steel At Rope Assemblies
We have an expanded range of products in our portfolio across Stainless Steel application allowing products to be added to your enquiry basket direct from the website. Our stainless steel range includes Jaw & Jaw Rigging Screws, Jaw Terminals, Stainless Steel DIN580 Eyebolts, Stainless Steel DIN582 Eyebolts, Stainless Steel Rope Grips, Stainless Steel Shackles, Stainless Steel Thimbles, Stainless Steel Threaded Terminals, Stainless Steel Wire Ropes and Swage Eye Terminals.
We also have a dedicated downloadable brochure PDF for the complete range which is available in the Product Guides section of the website. You can download and keep as a product reference document. of use this as a flipping book from withing the website.
May 2019 – Rope Assemblies Exhibiting At Plasa Focus Leeds 14-15 May 2019 Stand R-C05
Immerse yourself in a world of technology at the 11th edition of PLASA Focus Leeds. Discover cutting-edge technology from the industry’s leading professional Audio, Lighting, AV and Stage Technology brands, and get inspired in our free programme of seminars, workshops and product demonstrations with leading industry experts. Rope Assemblies will be exhibiting at stand R-C05. You can register here to visit the show: www.plasaleeds.com/visiting.
Firmly established as one of the industry’s favourite events, PLASA Focus Leeds attracts the biggest brands and the brightest minds that the industry has to offer. Not only that, thousands of entertainment technology professionals from across the north of England continue to attend the show year on year due to its friendly and inclusive atmosphere.
The show appeals to those eager to see the latest technologies showcased for the first time in the UK, fresh from international launches. Together with the programme, which delivers two-days of expert-led content, PLASA Focus Leeds keeps visitors up-to-date and inspired with the latest technology and trends.
Visit our stand R-C05 at PLASA Leeds
and grab yourself a special offer code to be used at
ROPE ASSEMBLIES LTD
Throughout May and up until June 7th
*Single use only *
April 2019 -Knowing the ropes: Kate Lyon meets the woman at the helm of Rope Assemblies
“Although it is true to say that there are more women in our industry than when this veteran writer first made contact with a flightcase back in the 1970s, there are few who would deny that this is still a world dominated by men. So, it was refreshing to discover that there are no fewer than 13 women working at Rope Assemblies; three of them in managerial positions, with Linda Martin steering the ship as MD.
The company, which became part of the Unusual Group in August 2017, manufactures essential items for the industry that might not appear on a rig list but – with their quality control and detailed attention to safety and design – do go a long way to keeping all concerned safe and protected in what is recognised as a potentially hazardous working environment.”
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April 2019 – In The Spotlight – Manufactured Assemblies
Bridles, Safety Bonds,(certified & non-certified), Ladders (climbing & lighting), door wires and lashings made to measure manufactured by Rope Assemblies. Safety Bonds are used as a secondary safety device for the use with lanterns, lights and speakers to take the load should the primary suspension fail. Safety Bonds can be labelled with your Company Name at no extra charge. Items manufactured using colours to aid identification of rope lengths.
For more information on our Manufactured Assemblies please visit https://www.ropeassemblies.co.uk/product-category/manufactured-assemblies/
March 2019 – Congratulations to Daniel Amendola
Congratulations to Daniel Amendola (pictured) for winning Employee of the year 2019 at the North Notts business awards ceremony 2019!
A well-deserved win, Rope Assemblies Ltd were also selected as Finalists by the judges for Manufacturer of the year and Employer of the year, we are very proud to have got that far, congrats to all the companies that won. Thank you to the organisers of the event who did an amazing job which meant the night ran very smoothly and a fun night was had by all.
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March 2019 – Rope Assemblies works with Doughty Engineering on Royal Albert Hall project
Rope Assemblies has supplied a range of Doughty kit to the Royal Albert Hall to help improve safety in the performance space. As a duty of care to performers on stage and to ensure that any falls from height are prevented, Doughty designed and fabricated some bespoke handrail braces to make the space as safe as possible.
Ian Redding, technical supervisor at the Royal Albert Hall explained: “While there were no incidents that triggered the need for these rails, our technical team are always striving to ensure that no stone is left unturned when it comes to the safety of our performers, crew and audiences. The challenge was to design and create something that could work for our stage, but at the same time, not to look too intrusive. It also had to be strong enough to withstand the weight of an average person. We had a round, scaffold size connection on the off stage edge but we were using square handrails, produced by Steeldeck on the stage extension pieces. These handrails don’t always fit back in perfectly every time so it was clear that we needed the length of these braces to be adjustable. We discussed this in one of our team weekly meetings and someone mentioned that we should look into getting some Doughty kit. We already have a supply of Doughty arms that will get used to rig lighting and this was something a bit similar.”
March 2019 – New Kong 2019 Rescue Brochure Now Available
We have recently updated our Kong PPE section to include a new 2019 brochure focused on Kong Rescue. The Kong Rescue brochure provides the very best in product technology for stretchers, lifting devices, evacuation, transport, harnesses, slings and products that will perform in the harshest snow and ice conditions. Please visit the www.ropeassemblies.co.uk/kong-ppe-downloads/ page to see all PDF downloads and contact us for your Kong requirements.
KONG, since the beginning, has always followed strict rules to ensure that each product withstands expected loads, controlling and testing piece by piece. This means that when Kong design a new item, they build a prototype and have it tested by a notified body that verifies compliance with the standards. They then put it into production with the absolute guarantee that the millionth piece is identical to the first piece produced. This also applies to the production of carry over products.
February 2019 – Rope Assemblies shortlisted for 3 awards at the North Notts Business Awards 2019
We have been shortlisted for 3 awards at the North Notts Business Awards – Employer of the Year, Employee of the Year (Dan Amendola our Stores Supervisor) and Excellence in Manufacturing. The event takes place on 15th March 2019 we are all looking forward to taking part. The Business Awards embrace all sectors of the business community. Together we celebrate the brightest stars of the North Notts region, highlighting the expertise, achievements and outstanding contribution that these businesses and individuals make to the local economy and to this amazing emerging business region as a whole.
The Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, 15th March 2019 at the North Notts Arena.