Following on from the news early in the New Year that at least half a dozen UK based RMG Networks’ employees were told on their return to work at the beginning of the year that their services were no longer required, we now have confirmation that their once prestigious London briefing centre and product showcase at Tower 42 is about to close.
All of these layoffs and closures will leave only a handful of staff in their Luton office. By our reckoning, the company will only have the following positions left in the UK; four sales people, one sales manager, two finance people, two BAE people, two content designers and one project manager.
That really is a skeleton staff and surely makes you wonder how RMG will ever be able to successfully deliver any projects in the short to mid term term.
With very good, experienced and long serving employees such as Rob Elkins, a Senior Project Managers who has served the company for 15 years and long serving Senior Lead Engineer Andrew Nurse being some of those let go a few weeks ago, there is a deteriorating amount of experience left in the business locally.
Another departure a few weeks ago was Martin Symes, Director Of Operations at RMG Networks who only joined the company from Ultravision just over a year ago, and someone who has already updated his LinkedIn profile to read “Today I was told my role is going to be made redundant. If any of my contacts are aware of any roles available in either Senior Operations or within the LED display industry that may be suitable, please get in contact”.
Other folks let go this year include a couple of sales people, a support analyst and an AV installer.
It appears to many that the ‘new’ owners of RMG have no interest in investing for the future or indeed stabilising the business. Their current business model seems very much to be, to reduce costs wherever possible, dismiss loyal hard working staff , ensuring of course that those who are left have to work doubly hard.
Interestingly it would appear that Jerry Rosen who was give the poisoned chalice of running the UK operation is ONLY gracing the UK with his presence (the week of January 21, 2019 should anyone care) ONLY after all those who he has dismissed have left. Not meeting those people face to face surely says a lot about the man at the helm of this business.