R&B Switchgear group embarks on a new era with Aberdeen expansion

06/11/2023
R&B Switchgear Group in Aberdeen

IN a strategic move aimed at fostering growth and strengthening its presence in the region, R&B Switchgear Group (R&B) has appointed seasoned industry expert Neil Atkinson to lead its operations in Aberdeen. With over 20 years of experience in the international oil and gas industry, Atkinson brings a wealth of knowledge from his tenure in various sectors, including petrochemicals, polymer processing, and micro-chip technologies. 

As the newly appointed head of R&B’s Aberdeen office, Atkinson will pioneer the development of a comprehensive business strategy, focusing on client relationship management, technical support, and expansion opportunities in emerging sectors. His extensive background in leading teams and implementing maintenance programs across power generation systems & electrical networks positions him as a valuable asset to the company.

Mark Beswick, Managing Director of R&B Switchgear Group, expressed his enthusiasm about the new appointment, stating, “We are entering an exciting new era for R&B Switchgear Group, and the decisions we make today will shape the company of tomorrow. Neil’s expansive leadership experience coupled with his impressive technical background will play a critical role as we set the foundations for an ambitious period of growth in Aberdeen and the wider region.”

Neil Atkinson shared his excitement about joining the R&B team, emphasising the company’s rich legacy spanning almost four decades. He stated, “The vision and potential of the R&B Group of companies are hugely exciting to me. The business has evolved significantly over its impressive history, tackling new technical challenges and setting industry benchmarks. I look forward to working with the team as we plan a bright and bold future for the Aberdeen business and its people.”

In addition to the key appointment, R&B Switchgear Group is investing in its regional footprint by relocating its team to a larger, contemporary commercial unit at Unit 7, Airways Industrial Estate in Dyce. The newly constructed office, workshop, and conferencing space will facilitate on-site repairs, equipment testing, retrofits, and modifications, enhancing the company’s service capabilities.

R&B Switchgear Group has been a stalwart in supporting clients across Scotland for more than two decades. The company has offices in Aberdeen, Glasgow, and its head office in Manchester. R&B Switchgear Group is renowned for providing top-notch electrical switchgear and power engineering solutions across diverse sectors, including transport, marine, oil & gas, healthcare, education, renewables, and energy.

This strategic expansion signifies R&B Switchgear Group’s commitment to growth and innovation, solidifying its position as a leading provider of electrical solutions in Scotland and beyond.

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