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1992
  1. HRH Princess Margaret with Sir Bob at the opening of Omega plc

    Omega PLC is founded

      Bob founded Omega PLC based at Capitol Park in Thorne, near Doncaster. The company is a brand leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of high quality fitted branded kitchen furniture, which it supplies…

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    HRH Princess Margaret with Sir Bob at the opening of Omega plc

    Bob founded Omega PLC based at Capitol Park in Thorne, near Doncaster. The company is a brand leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of high quality fitted branded kitchen furniture, which it supplies via independent kitchen specialist outlets across the United Kingdom.

    http://www.omegaplc.co.uk

    Omega PLC was successfully floated on the Alternative Investment Market [AIM] in April 2004. In January 2009 Omega PLC was successfully de-listed from the AIM market by way of a management buyout. Despite the economy Omega continues to be outstandingly successful.

    The company operates from a 315,000sqft purpose-built complex housing its manufacturing, distribution, trade showrooms and headquarters. This facility is located next to Junction 6 of the M18 at Thorne, near Doncaster where operations began in 1996.

    Omega’s purpose-built manufacturing complex boasts the very latest technology in kitchen production. Computer-aided design and computer-controlled manufacturing facilities work in unison to create an exciting range of modern and classic kitchens, together with the very latest innovations and design features.

    In 2000 Omega was named 2nd in manufacturing in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 awards and 11th overall in the country.

     

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1978
  1. Spring Ram, the company Sir Bob co-founded in 1978

    Spring Ram is founded

      In 1978 Bob co-founded the legendary Spring Ram, one of the darlings of the Stock Exchange in the 1980’s. Initially based in an old mill in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, the company targeted the…

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    Spring Ram, the company Sir Bob co-founded in 1978

    In 1978 Bob co-founded the legendary Spring Ram, one of the darlings of the Stock Exchange in the 1980’s. Initially based in an old mill in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, the company targeted the evolving home improvement, kitchen and bathrooms market.

    The company was floated in April 1983 with a market capitalisation of £10 million. At the end of the first day’s trading Spring Ram was valued at £16 million.

    By 1989 the company, which had also moved into property had over 3 million square feet of freehold factory, production and warehouse space, 2,000 employees and profits in the region of £25 million a year with cash deposits of over £50 million.

    In 1989 Bob Murray resigned and within two years had founded a new company, Omega PLC. Omega is a brand leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of high quality fitted branded kitchen furniture, which it supplies via independent kitchen specialist outlets across the United Kingdom.

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