Manufacturer set to create jobs after predicting record year

Andrew Hayward
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A 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 “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.

Now, the firm says it needs 17 more staff to meet demand.

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.

Andrew Hayward, managing director at Russell Roof Tiles, said: “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.”

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.