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RDT Engineers off to a good start in Derby


Posted on 15 February 2013

Since its inception in Spain in 2006, RDT Ingenieros has not stopped growing - from CEO Benjamin Rosende starting the business alone, to now having 5 continental offices and almost 500 employees across Europe. Benjamin now presides over a major engineering consultancy, turning over in excess of 20 million Euros p.a., providing key members of technical staff to a wide variety of world class manufacturers and engineering businesses.

This success enjoyed on the continent led Benjamin to England at the beginning of 2012 to incorporate RDT Engineers UK as part of the Group, responding to the needs of the UK manufacturing plants of those clients with whom RDT were already working in Spain. Within just 9 short months RDT Engineers UK has already produced a turnover of almost £1million, and has recently acquired a significant part of Derby recruitment business, Optus Consulting. A further benefit of this arrangement has seen Optus’ Managing Director, John Smedley, leave his previous role, to take on the responsibility of Managing Director, RDT Engineers UK Limited.

Benjamin said “My first point of contact in Derby was through David Nelson at Smith Cooper, who helped me set up the new venture, guided me through the UK regulations and who also introduced me to John. Derby is the high technology capital of the UK, and I could think of no better place to begin our business. With the support I have received from Smith Cooper, and the appointment of John Smedley to head up the UK Operation, I am truly excited at the possibilities.”

“As soon as I was introduced to Benjamin, I knew that he was serious about making RDT a major player in the UK marketplace, and also that he was one of those people that just make things happen! Being a Derby man, I am just delighted that he has chosen our city to base his business, and even more happy that he wants me to be a big part of that – I can’t wait to get started”, said Smedley.

David Nelson of Smith Cooper commented “It has been a pleasure working with Benjamin and the wider RDT team in helping set up RDT Engineers UK Limited. Benjamin’s energy is infectious and coupled with John Smedley's contacts and determination, I am certain that the UK business can be as big, if not bigger than RDT’s Continental Operations.”

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