Builders’ Merchants News – Russell Roof Tiles appoints new Management Accountant

Robyn Lodge has joined Russell Roof Tiles as Management Accountant at its Burton HQ.

Lodge, 30, a Keele University graduate, joined after gaining experience at international manufacturer, Doncasters Group as Group Finance Analyst.

The brand-new Management Accountant role has been created to enable the Finance Director, Araminta Chesters, to focus on other areas of the business.

Lodge’s main responsibility is to prepare the accounts for Russell Roof Tiles and support the senior management team. Since joining, she has already completed several specialist courses, including hands-on product training. 

Lodge said: “I was eager for a new challenge in my career and what drew me to Russell Roof Tiles was the great company values regarding the environment and the local community in particular – I’ve since seen first-hand that it’s great reputation is well earned. I was also impressed with the interview process and knew fairly quickly I’d fit in well with the team.

“My role feels like a well-balanced challenge, and this will be a great step up for me with it being such a successful business. The company’s commitment to staff development is clear with several ongoing opportunities to apply and build my skills within the company.

“I was welcomed as a new colleague with open arms, and everyone here has a great work ethic alongside a fantastic sense of humour, so it’s never a dull day and I feel proud to be one of the team.”

Lodge is the latest in a long line of employees who have benefited from investment and training, as many in the team have gone on to enjoy successful careers at Russell Roof Tiles.

Andrew Hayward, Managing Director at Russell Roof Tiles, said: “Covid-19 has most certainly had a large impact on businesses in every sector, including manufacturing and construction.

“Russell Roof Tiles recognises the importance of nurturing staff talent and developing their skills through training and we will continue to provide opportunities within the business.

“We are pleased to welcome Robyn to Russell Roof Tiles and know that she will be a valuable asset to the team.”

Russell Roof Tiles is the largest independent manufacturer of concrete derivatives in the UK pitched roofing market and employs 140 staff across its three sites (two in Burton) and Lochmaben, Scotland and is keen to support local talent with ongoing professional development.

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