Russell Roof Tiles, leading pitched roof tile manufacturer, based in Burton on Trent, and Lochmaben in Scotland, has a dedicated team, with some staff having worked there for many years. It recently presented new sustainable long service awards to the team who have a combined 120 years’ service.
As part of its dedication to sustainability, the company has launched a new Long Service Programme giving long serving staff managed woodland, from The Woodland Trust, to tie in with Russell Roof Tiles’ sustainable values and goals and NetZero pledge. The Woodland Trust is the largest woodland conservation charity in the United Kingdom and is concerned with the creation, protection, and restoration of native woodland heritage.
As a leading manufacturer, the company has an important role to play in supporting the UK’s transition to Net Zero, which is why at the beginning of the year Russell Roof Tiles became one of the very few UK manufacturers to announce a Net Zero pledge. The company outlined its strategy for both its Burton and Lochmaben sites, providing a clear direction toward the long-term 2040 goal – 10 years earlier than the Government’s agreed target.
To commemorate their hard work and dedication woodland has been dedicated to each long serving team member. The woodland, close by the Burton site, now has land dedicated to each member of staff at the firm, for them to go and visit, and even add to, in the future. Team members from Lochmaben are presented with dedicated trees, at a Woodland Trust site in Scotland, too.
Andrew Hayward, Managing Director at Russell Roof Tiles said: “We are proud to have come up with a new, innovate and sustainable programme that is all about legacy. We’re incredibly proud of, and grateful for our team at Russell Roof Tiles. This new initiative helps us again invest in our local community whilst thanking our team at the same time.
“Having woodland that our team can visit, and add to, encourages eco consciousness and reflects our sustainability mission perfectly. A huge congratulations and thank you to them for their continued efforts at Russell Roof Tiles.”
The first recipients of the new scheme are Ian Jones, Works Manager, based in Lochmaben, who has worked for the company for 30 years. Araminta Chesters, Finance Director (based at the HQ in Burton) who has worked for the company for 10 years and said: “Receiving woodland that we can go and visit, and add to, is a lovely gift that ties in with our NetZero pledge. This is a lovely inheritance to show my time at the company.”
Other long service recipients are Piotr Osses, Operative in Burton, has worked for the company for 15 years. Vicky Gibbs, Purchase Ledger in Burton has worked for the company for 20 years, and Caroline Westwood, Customer Service Supervisor, has been at RRT for 25 years, as has Paul Erskine, Works Manager in Burton.
James Pendleton, Regional Sales Director, who has also worked for the company for 20 years said: “Having worked for Russell Roof Tiles for two decades now, has meant that I’ve been able to grow with the company and see all our developments over the years.
“The focus on sustainability and innovation is highlighted through our teams work, and it’s an honour to receive a long service award that reflects our legacy in a sustainable way.”
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 roofing across the UK, for all the UK’s premier housebuilders and developers.