Independent roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles, is celebrating its half century next month with a special knockout event with former heavyweight boxing champion Frank Bruno and BBC Radio 5 Live’s Garry Richardson.
The event, taking place at St George’s Park Hilton, the FA’s national football centre in September, marks the firm’s 50th anniversary.
September is also a significant month for the boxing legend, who will be celebrating 20 years since becoming heavy weight champion of the world in 1995 after outpointing Oliver McCall over 12 rounds.
Bruno will be joined by BBC Radio 4 and 5 Live presenter, Garry Richardson, whose show Sportsweek, achieved a Sony Gold Award.
Andrew Hayward, managing director at Russell Roof Tiles, said he was delighted the British sporting icon will joining the company in its celebrations.
“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,” said Hayward.
Russell Roof Tiles Lochmaben 11 acre site was first founded in 1964 as the Annandale Tile Company. Since opening, Russell Roof Tiles have invested greatly in the site, upgrading and improving the factory, securing local jobs and enabling staff numbers to increase by 20 per cent.
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 the half century including fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Care and Help for Heroes and a family event for 220 employees at the Lochmaben site.