It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Chairman Selby Bailey who passed away at home on Sunday 12th July 2020.
Born in Northwich Cheshire Selby Bailey served his time as a Toolmaker in Rolls Royce Motorcars in Crewe Cheshire.
The company was conceived in 1966 when Reynold Finney “ R” and Selby Bailey “S” met in a technical college while studying for their HNC’s in Mechanical Engineering and on the 5th November 1968 they set up RS Designs (1968) Limited based in Nantwich Road Crewe. Their main client at this time was Rolls Royce motor cars for whom they provided a tooling design service.
Selby promoted the business pulling in design work from a multitude of companies and in 1971 due to the volume of work the company was undertaking for the Ford motor company’s axel plant, at the time located on the Fabian Way in Swansea (Now Bay Studios), Selby moved his family to South Wales and set up a RS Designs office in Cambrian Place Swansea pulling in large contracts from British Steel, Thyssen, Dow Corning and the MOD to name a few. Selby headed... read more