Ram & Sons was established in the UK in 2014. Its founders were Ram and his son, Rav. The company has since grown to include Ram’s other son, AJ, as well as an extensive team of experienced labourers and groundworkers. The company specialises in reinforced concrete work and groundworks plus all site logistics, including the supply of skilled construction staff.
Ram came to the UK in 1982 from India. He settled here and started work as a labourer before progressing to operating excavation machines. Over the course of his 35+ years’ experience in the construction industry, Ram has worked on many major projects for a wide-range of companies. Setting up Ram & Sons was the obvious next step, consolidating his knowledge and expertise of the sector.
Rav has always been commercially focused, even from a young age, and completed his education by studying Business Studies at university. Like many graduates, Rav found it difficult to find suitable employment and it was during his work search that Ram offered Rav a role on site, just until he came across the job he desired. Rav started as a chain boy, quickly progressing to a labourer, grafting from the bottom and learning a great set of skills. The contractor for whom Ram and Rav were working saw great potential in Rav. He trained him up well enough to start his own business and once Ram and Rav were given their first groundworks project in 2014, Ram & Sons Ltd was formed.
AJ took a slightly different route into the business. After graduating from university, he worked in many industries, including retail, banking (at the Bank of New York as an accounts’ assistant) and as an advocate in Mental Health services. AJ then joined Kent Police as an Investigator where he served for five years. Ram & Sons Ltd was meanwhile growing from strength to strength and, following his police career, AJ joined the business full time to support his brother and father. AJ’s main focus has been to take the business to the international construction industry.
Alongside day-to-day work, Ram & Sons Ltd has always been active in doing charity work. Every year, Ram, AJ and Rav help and support local villages in India, setting up free eye camps. There, the poor and needy can get their eyes and health checked at no cost. Any subsequent cataract operations are funded too. Since 2015, Ram & Sons Ltd has also been supporting a UK charity, Roko Cancer, who set up cancer awareness camps across India. Ram & Sons Ltd funds a cancer awareness camp every year in India as well as in the UK. In addition, the family donate children’s toys to their local hospital, Darent Valley Hospital, at Christmas.