Co-founder, director and company secretary of RUMM Steve Thomas has been appointed Professor of Innovation and Engagement at the University of South Wales.
A Professorship in Innovation and Engagement is a prestigious title and is the most senior designation bestowed by the University in recognition of excellence in enterprise related activities. Steve has been recognised for his outstanding contribution in innovation and engagement activities and applied research. A significant element of Steve’s application was based on his spin-out activity with Steve Lloyd (Chairman), particularly the applied research and energy management work at RUMM.
Steve will continue to act as the main conduit between RUMM and the university to ensure continued successful research collaboration which has been key in the development of RUMM’s energy saving technologies.
RUMM are an event partner at Mitsubishi’s Future Manufacturing Event held at Sheffield University on March 17th. The ‘Future Manufacturing Event’ is a combination of seminars, exhibitions and one-to-one contact with experts and is intended to appeal to anyone working in manufacturing, engineering or automation and interested in where manufacturing and technology are today and where they will be in the near future.
The seminar programme is split into two parts – one concentrating on Energy Solutions the other Industry 4.0 (the internet of things). RUMM are contributing to the Energy Solutions Seminars but will be very keen to gain any new insight to emerging technologies that will help our own technology developments.
We will be delighted to invite existing and prospective customers along to this timely event. Please contact us if you would like any further information or if you would like us to arrange a free invitation.
RUMM has been working with Mitsubishi to develop long term energy management solutions for business that will also address the requirements of ESOS legislation. The resulting brand MelEnergy will be launched early in 2015. A good number of companies have already sought advice and support as they prepare to address ESOS. Both RUMM and Mitsubishi believe that there are great benefits to be realised from a positive approach to engaging in energy reduction strategies (see below link to PDF file).
The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)
MelEnergy will provide the energy management software platform and technical expertise to develop the best energy saving options for you.
RUMM are delighted to be working closely with Mitsubishi who boasts over 90 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products to both corporate clients and general consumers all over the world. The Mitsubishi Electric Corporation is a recognized world leader.
Phil Griffiths (pictured 2nd from left) has joined RUMM following the completion of his research on Low Carbon Behaviour with the University of South Wales.
RUMM was the first company to measure how much energy can be saved through “non-technical” or “behaviour” measures in an industrial or commercial setting. It came as a shock to a technology focussed business that non-technical savings were usually greater than technical savings. It became apparent that this area needed to be understood to minimise energy savings in the workplace and led to the sponsoring of research projects into Behavioural Science at the University of South Wales.
Phil’s research included a behavioural intervention at the Trostre works of TATA Steel which achieved a controlled and significant improvement in energy performance resulting in substantial financial savings and reduced carbon emissions.
We believe that Phil is the first Low Carbon Psychologist appointment anywhere – which is perhaps appropriate as we believe RUMM is the first company to isolate and measure the magnitude of behavioural savings due to accurate metering technology and IBASS software as a means of measuring outcomes. This is an appointment which can help deliver more energy savings for RUMM’s current and future customers.
Phil is pictured with left of picture Steve Lloyd (RUMM) and his academic supervisors at University of South Wales Jim Handley and Steve Thomas
RUMM are delighted to have been shortlisted for the category of “Business of the year with 25 or more employees” in this year’s Caerphilly Business Awards. We are very happy to be in the final mix with 2 other companies. It is recognition of how we have developed as a business – a few years ago we won the category with less than 25 employees. The criteria that the award is judged against is “ the business that has demonstrated outstanding and consistent achievement, particularly over the last twelve months, or that shows the greatest promise for the future”.
The finals will take place on Friday 21st November at Bryn Meadows Golf & Spa Hotel with host BBC Wales presenter Jamie Owen.