Welcome to the RK Group
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Each company has been structured and designed with our customer requirements in mind. The success of the group lies within the synergy between all the companies and the ability to cross sell and provide a wide ranging portfolio of products and services.
Throughout the groups everyday activities there is strong cohesion and complimentary services which benefit our clients. We are able to offering constructive options on all aspects of design, print, signs and eCommerce that ensure from the start to the finish of every project all possible areas have been covered.
R K Group operates six individual companies all based at the same location in Whitfield. Established in 1985, R.K.Graphics has developed from a one-man design studio into a modern and well appointed Design & Printing company. R.K.Signs was created in 1995 and has established itself as the leading sign manufacturer in the area. R.K.eMedia was established in 2010 and is recognised for its work with Web-Design and E-marketing. Local Business Roadshow is now know throughout East Kent as a leading B2B, B2C and event organiser. R.K. Apparel established in 2013 provides printed work wear and a full range of printed leisure and fashion garments. Learning Outside created in 2013 provides curriculum based magnetic learning recourses for both outside and inside the classroom.
The people that make up the team here at the R.K. Group are highly skilled and dedicated individuals.
The team has been assembled over the past 25 years and it is a testament to the company and the individuals when we state that the MD and three members of the team have worked together for over 45 years in the design and print business… and 30 of those years at R.K.Group.
Most of our team members have been with the company for over 5 years and that means stability, product & company knowledge, consistency and the development of a long standing relationships between our clients and our team.
Having a group of people working closely together as a team in harmony is not always easy to achieve and in some cases impossible… however we feel that we have a great team spirit and a great team of people who have all the required and vital elements for teamwork on a daily basis… we have a group of people who actually enjoying working together and working for each other.
In our business it is quite simply a team effort from the administration to the MD, the studio to delivery all departments have their role to play in ensuring our clients receive the very best product and services… our team is the best!
He started in the printing industry as an apprentice in 1974 becoming a skilled tradesman over 13 years working in the trade. During that time he studied at London College of Printing, Maidstone College of Printing and Medway College of Design for over 5 years. In 1985 he established the company R K Graphics.
Vastly experienced production manager, having spent his entire working life in the printing trade. Like the MD he started as an apprentice and worked his way up through the ranks of a local rival printing company to become General Manager. After 35 years with that company in April 2012 he joined R.K.Group as our Production Manager. His experience and knowledge is a major asset to the Group.
Dave worked with RK from the early years (One of the original members). Dave knows ‘RK’ better than most and knows the exacting standards that set the R.K.Group apart from others. Dave served a five year apprenticeship and went to Maidstone College of Art and London College of Printing. He has worked for newspaper and commercial printing companies. Dave joined the company in 1996 as studio manager and his role involves dealing directly with our clients in areas of design and production.
Office & Accounts Manager
Joined the company in 2016 and is a vastly experienced accounts manager and office administrator.
Having worked within a number of business sectors including a local accountancy practice, she now controls the companies Sage Accounts and Payroll and has become an extremely member of the team and very important to the future of the company.
Working closely with the team she holds one of the most important roles within any company.