RGM Heating Ltd is a growing business based in Rosyth Fife that was set up by three childhood friends. The business was founded in July 2020 and is run with the customers and community at the heart of everything it does.
Business Gateway Fife business adviser, Karen Cassells commented: “The directors of RGM Heating worked hard to launch the business and after engaging with us, they received Expert Help for marketing to help formalise their marketing strategy. This provided them with guidance, creativity and direction for the future marketing of the business. They also received general business advice and dedicated HR advice from Catherine Bartle.”
Director, Graeme Robertson said:
“I’m grateful for the support and advice from Business Gateway Fife, it’s been a tremendous help. Since we launched the business, we are always looking at ways to give back. In fact, this has been clear to see from the moment we started the business by donating money from our first ever job. With every boiler we installed, we donated £25 to either Fife Zoo, Fight Against Cancer Edinburgh or The Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity, we let the customer decide. We changed this after 12 months and currently plant a tree in the Scottish Highlands for every boiler installed.”
After approaching local charities such as The Cottage Family Centre and the Cosy Kingdom about its idea of creating this initiative, RGM was met with encouragement and enthusiasm to help get the project off the ground.
He added: “Since then, people and families have been getting referred to us for help by the Cosy Kingdom and we are now also part of The Cottage Family Centres Big Hoose Fife Project which will require us to install washing machines and gas cookers for them free of charge.”
Graeme has now set up The Community Heating Project, which is a fund where 100 per cent of the money raised, goes towards helping local, vulnerable people with their heating and hot water. That could be fixing their broken boiler, replacing condemned boilers, or even ensuring that their heating is working as efficiently as possible, which will result in reducing their carbon footprint and keeping their heating bills down. RGM also helps with the supply and installation of vital household items such as gas cookers, washing machines, and plumbing essentials including showers, toilets, and sinks.
Referrals will come through to RGM directly or from The Cottage Family Centre and it hopes to get more charities on board to help with this. Graeme concluded:
“Our aim is to help everyone in Fife who needs our help and to ensure nobody must choose between feeding their families or heating their homes. We feel that right now with the cost-of-living crisis and energy bills at frightening levels, now is the time to act. This year with further energy bill increases expected, this winter is going to be one of the toughest in living memory and we want to have The Community Heating Project in full swing to help as many people and families as possible. Although we are only starting off with Fife, once everything is up and running, there is no reason why we can’t branch out and help other areas of Scotland that need our help.”
Whether thinking of starting a business or looking to grow or sustain an existing business, contact Business Gateway Fife on 01592 858333 for a variety of advice and support or visit www.businessgatewayfife.com