2018

Walkers Shortbread appointment of 14th (Turkey) and 15th (Egypt) markets. Dava eggs of Denmark join the Richmond team, providing the region with Europe’s highest quality Organic Eggs. Whilst on the health care side of the business Richmond sign and agreement with UVDI from California to become their regional representatives.

2018

2017

Appointment of new regional GM, Eugen Simic and the opening of the UK office and the appointment of Ben Pegna as European GM.

2017

2015

Yorkshire Tea and Taylors of Harrogate come onboard as Richmond clients as do Eckes-Granini juices.

2015

2014

Further team expansion with Ben Pegna and Ibrahim Hegazi joining the team, in Europe and the Middle East respectively.

2014

2010

Colpac Packaging from Bedfordshire, UK commence working with Richmond.

2010

2009

Opened Sheikh Zayed office and Walkers Shortbread entered 12th (Lebanon) and 13th (Yemen) markets.

2009

2006

GOJO sales – Single largest International sale - $2.25m

2006

2005

GOJO and Reynolds Alcoa come onboard and Walkers Shortbread first $1m sales to region.

2005

2002

Ronnie launches Richmond Enterprises with Walkers Shortbread and Premier Foods as first clients.

2002

1990-2002

Alberto Culver – Director of Southern Europe and ME.

1990-2002

1985-1989

Kodak New Business Development for the MENA.

1985-1989

1984

Ronnie Pegna posted to Dubai to develop the Gillette distribution network.

1984

1978/79

Ronnie Pegna Gillette – Manager Central and Eastern Africa -  First visit to Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

1978/79

Establishing Brands Throughout The Middle East

Richmond Enterprises was founded in 2002 by Ronnie Pegna, who moved from London with his family to Dubai in 1984.

Having already worked into the region since the 1970s and previously for the likes of Nestle and Findus, Ronnie’s assignment was to grow a distributor network for Gillette in the ME, whilst continuing to build their brand in Africa.

He subsequently performed a similar role throughout the ME and Africa for Kodak Eastman and also Alberto Culver, building brands like V05, Hot Oil, St Ives and TRESemmé to become household names across the region.

Today Richmond remains a family company with headquarters in Dubai and an office in London and have an experienced multinational team who act as the regional office for Gojo, Purell, UVDI, Ruhof, Walkers Shortbread (see case study), Yorkshire Tea, Taylors of Harrogate, Mackays Jams, Colpac packaging, BODIEz Protein water, Dava eggs, White’s oats and Eckes-Granini juices.