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  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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