Russell Roof Tiles welcomes Frank Bruno for anniversary bash

Published:  31 July, 2015

Celebrating half a century of manufacturing, Russell Roof Tiles is to host an event this September at St George’s Park Hilton, home of 24 England football teams and the National Football Centre.

Celebrity and former boxer Frank Bruno, and BBC Radio 4 and 5 Live presenter, Garry Richardson, whose show Sportsweek received a Sony Gold Award, will be in attendance at the event.

September is a significant month for the famous boxer, who will also be celebrating 20 years since becoming heavy weight champion of the world in 1995 after outpointing Oliver McCall over 12 rounds.

Andrew Hayward, managing director at Russell Roof Tiles, said: “Our 50th year is a momentous and very special milestone for the business and we wanted to mark the occasion with an equally fitting event. As a sporting British icon who is no stranger to success, we are delighted that Frank Bruno will be joining us in our celebrations.”

Russell Roof Tiles’ 11-acre Lochmaben site was established in 1964 as the Annandale Tile Company. Since opening, Russell Roof Tiles has invested greatly in the site, upgrading and improving the factory, securing local jobs and increasing staff numbers by 20%.

The site was the first UK factory to manufacture a one-solution thin leading edge interlocking tile and has plans to continue to develop new products in the future. In its anniversary year the firm has launched a number of initiatives to mark its half century, including fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Care and Help for Heroes and a family event for 220 employees at the Lochmaben site.

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