Russell Roof Tiles strengthens northern sales team


Russell Roof Tiles has expanded its Northern sales team to meet unprecedented growth and support customer demand across the North of England.

Joining the leading pitched roofing manufacturer with more than 15 years’ experience, John Dervey has already gained invaluable sector knowledge whilst at one of the UK’s largest service roofing contractors, as Business Development Manager.

John’s appointment as Sales Executive comes at a significant time for Russell Roof Tiles, which currently employs 140 staff across its three sites (two in Burton on Trent) and in Lochmaben, Scotland.

His specialist knowledge of the roofing sector in the North of England, establishing accounts across all sectors from new build to refurbishment, will be crucial in supporting customers to ensure their requirements are met efficiently. John is responsible for increasing the brand’s market share, as part of the manufacturer’s significant growth plans.

John says that working closely with contractors and developers in previous roles has allowed him to have greater understanding of the scope of work from procurement to installation.

He comments: “I worked closely with Russell Roof Tiles in my previous employment and have always held the products and the team in high regard. Customer service at the firm has always been over and above the competitors which strengthens the case for the company ethos, being driven toward the customer and overall service.

“The company has a very a clear ambition and it genuinely feels like we are all working together to achieve the same goal. We have also been extremely well looked after through the Covid-19 pandemic which is worth a lot to me.”

Alan Young, Regional Sales Director at Russell Roof Tiles added: “At Russell Roof Tiles we have always made significant steps to attract and retain the best staff and John is no exception. As we are experiencing the ‘bounce back’ in construction industry it is vital that we strengthen our regional sales teams to meet this demand.

“We are pleased to welcome John to the business and know he will be a valuable asset to the team.”
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, for all of the UK’s premier housebuilders and developers.