A leading Burton manufacturer has launched a major recruitment drive for what it is expecting will be a record year for the business.
Russell Roof Tiles, based on two sites in Burton upon Trent is predicating 2021 will be its best year ever, due to the massive market growth as well as the company’s post Covid strategy, which saw the firm resume manufacturing in a fully Covid-compliant, before any of its competitors.
Russell Roof Tiles (RRT) is the largest independent manufacturer of concrete derivatives in the UK pitched roofing market and currently employs 140 staff across its three sites (two in Burton) and Lochmaben, Scotland.
This growth is despite the fact that the construction industry is still experiencing huge materials shortages due to global demand for many materials, due to pent up demand because of lockdowns in 2020, as well as the supply chain output hit by the pandemic.
RRT’s dynamic response to Covid-19 meant that the company started 2021 with a strong order book, allowing it to investment in all of its sites, with new equipment and machinery to improve efficiencies. The firm now needs new recruits to help it continue to meet demand.
Andrew Hayward, Managing Director at Russell Roof Tiles comments “We are certainly Building Back Better, with a predicated increase in turnover of 40 per cent year on year. 2021 will be an exceptional year for the business, so, we have created two extra shifts to help meet demand. What we now need are new recruits to join our great team in Burton to help us to continue to grow.”
Despite ceasing production when the first national lockdown was announced in March 2020, the business was quickly able to restart production at all of its three sites in May. This meant that Russell Roof Tiles has been able to maintain good lead times and fulfil a growing order book, as construction bounced back.
The company is recruiting for mechanical engineers and operators for its Burton sites as well as forklift truck drivers and is also taking on apprentices to nurture youngsters to start a career in manufacturing.
Russell Roof Tiles has won Employ of the Year, Manufacturers of the Year and also supports many local community initiatives as well as being a sponsor of Burton Albion Football Club.
Russell Roof Tiles is a leading independent pitched roof tile manufacturer supplying products for the top housebuilders and high-profile social housing and commercial projects. The company produces thousands of tiles every week that are used on roofs across the UK, by premier housebuilders and developers.