Rising demand fuels expansion at historic tiles supplier
Leeds-based tile firm Andrews Tiles has expanded its range of sites, entering Greater Manchester for the first time in the company’s 137-year history.
Andrews Tiles was founded as A Andrews & Sons in 1886 by Leeds businessman Arthur Andrews.
The company has opened a new site in Bredbury, Greater Manchester and a base in Seacroft in its home city.
Its Seacroft site was officially opened by triathlete Jess Learnmouth, who was part of the gold medal winning triathlon mixed relay team at the 2020 Olympics.
The sites add to Andrews’ Meanwood base, which has been the company’s home since 1960, and its Glasgow site. The expansion in retail operations is in response to increased demand in recent years.
Alongside the new sites, two new members of staff have been recruited to bolster the team as the company expands. Doug Cleghorn has joined as online sales manager and Jonny Coombs has been brought in as branch manager.
David Clough, director at the business, said: “We are pleased to have established these new sites which will help us meet demand from our customers in these areas as we look to push ahead with ambitious growth plans.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Doug and Jonny on board as they will add to the excellent team we have.
“I’d like to thank everyone involved in establishing these new sites – there has been a lot of hard work involved but it’s fantastic to see it pay off as we are now welcoming customers in Bredbury and Seacroft.”
Andrews Tiles has supplied tiling and marble floors for several high-value projects and is behind well-known buildings and monuments all over the UK, including fitting 14 million mosaics to the CIS Tower in Manchester which opened in 1962.
The company has been the leading supplier and installer for Terrazzo tiles in the UK since the 1920s.
In more recent times, Andrews fulfilled a £6m contract to refurbish the Westfield White City shopping centre in London in 2019.
Clough added: “I am immensely proud to lead a company with such a rich history and it is a testament to the people who have worked here over the years that we have stood the test of time and 137 years on, we are still providing high-quality flooring and Terrazzo tiles to customers all over the UK.”