NRL at 40

2023 saw us mark our 40th year in business, and we’re pleased to see the same core values and culture continue to shape how we grow and evolve our Group.

Our 40th year in business

Over the past four decades, our Group has continued to grow in terms of our size, service capability and regional teams – and it’s rewarding to look at where we are today, as a global provider of a range of specialist engineering services. Services which we have continued to develop and gain the latest sector knowledge whilst drawing on our long-standing industry expertise.

Building up our expertise

We’ve had many milestones along the way, including identifying new ways to diversify and extend our operations.

We look at how our expertise has grown below:


Non-Destructive Testing for nuclear grade mechanical and piping components qualification and inspection projects


Technical Recruitment of temporary and permanent candidate for engineering companies


Rail maintenance contracting services introduced to support the UK’s rail infrastructure


International recruitment expertise expanded with the acquisition of Petrolic


Workforce solutions and consultancy expertise established through our Linx business


Translation and Interpreting languages services gained through the acquisition of CD Group, together with design and draughting services to support engineering projects

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40 years in Cumbria

Since our founder Andrew Redmayne first established operations in Cumbria in 1983, the region has continued to be important to our growth. We’re extremely proud to have maintained an active part in the Cumbrian business community across the past four decades, as well as supporting many local initiatives.

What’s more, we continue to support the same clients today who we supported when our business first opened its doors. You can find out more about our 40 years in Cumbria, when Egremont Director Rebecca Graves sat down with in-Cumbria business magazine.

NRL over the years

A great deal has changed over the decades, including introducing new services and opening new branches. Our logo has also had a few updates to reflect the decades.

Interested in finding out more about the NRL Group?

Take a look at our story timeline to see how our organisation has evolved over the decades.

Supporting 40 charities

Keen to mark our 40th year in business in a way that best fits our culture, colleagues came together to collectively support 40 charities throughout 2023.

Where colleagues pledged to raise £500, NRL matched their donation with another £500 – and we’re pleased to have made a number of donations to some great local and national causes that are close to the hearts of our teams.
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Marking our 40th year in business

How colleagues across our businesses celebrated our 40th year in business.

Developing a long-lasting career with NRL

Today we have over 140 colleagues working across our business, and it’s great to be able to welcome new people whether they’re starting their careers or building on their expertise.

We celebrate long service awards annually including 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years’ with the business, and we’re pleased to see the average length of service across our colleagues is 8.8 years – and 18.5 within our recruitment management team.

You can read all about how some of them have progressed their careers with NRL, by reading their career stories.


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