New logistics manager at roof tile firm to meet growing demand


Leading pitched roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles has strengthened its management team to meet growing customer demand.

Nicola Trainor, 30 from Cannock, Staffordshire has joined Russell Roof Tiles as Logistics Manager at its Burton HQ. She joins the manufacturer with over a decade’s worth of experience in the transport sector.

Nicola’s appointment comes at a significant time for Russell Roof Tiles, currently employs 140 staff across its three sites (two in Burton) and in Lochmaben, Scotland.

As Logistics Manager, Nicola’s primary focus is plan and manage the dedicated transport team and hauliers, despatching goods from its three plants to construction sites across the UK.

Russell Roof Tiles runs its own fleet of vehicles and its Transport team includes Transport Planners – who manage the fleet across delivering to customers across the UK. The team manages availability and resource level, performance management and compliance to meet all Covid safety regulations to ensure tiles and accessories are delivered on time and in the best condition.

Nicola comments: “I will be looking after the whole of the logistics sector – from overseeing the day-to-day planning, making sure we keep scheduled deliveries running in the most effective way possible and most importantly making sure we are keeping our customers happy.”

Russell Roof Tiles’ innovative community work originally attracted Nicola to the company, she comments: “Russell Roof Tiles has great company values especially regarding its local communities and this really drew me in – I look forward to getting involved and helping where I can.”

Andrew Hayward, Managing Director at Russell Roof Tiles said: “Despite the construction industry ‘bounce back’ we appreciate there is a shortage of some construction materials so it’s vital that we focus on delivering fast and efficiently to meet demand. Nicola is a key addition to the team and will help us run the transport team in the most effective way possible.

“We are pleased to welcome Nicola to Russell Roof Tiles and know she 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.