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We are delighted to announce that our Bracknell Roofing Yorkshire branch has won a celebrated National House Building Council (NHBC) “Pride in the Job 2019” award for one of our recent new build projects for builder and client, Jones Homes Yorkshire Limited! The 39th NHBC Pride in the Job competition and awards recognises the remarkable contribution skilled Site Managers make in creating homes of the highest standard. Ian Lockwood was the talented Site Manager on the Simpson Park site, which […]

Rather than being downbeat about a serious injury that cut short his time as a footballer, Steve O’Hara has grabbed the opportunity to build a new career in the roofing industry – and is proving to be a rising star at Bracknell Roofing. In what can only be described as very bad luck, Steve – a winger with clubs including Major League Soccer (MLS) side Columbus Crew – fell over and broke his ankle, as well as damaging his knee […]

There’s a good reason why Bracknell Roofing is the UK’s largest roof, slate and tiling contractors: we have some of the most knowledgeable and experienced people in the industry all under one roof (well, eight roofs to be more precise, if you count our head office in Burton on Trent and our seven branches across England. When we looked at this in a bit more detail, we realised that our Warrington branch, as well as being home to some of […]

Ben Humphreys is halfway through his two-year Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) apprenticeship and has grasped the opportunity of being part of the busy Finance team at Bracknell Roofing. Eighteen-year-old Ben is working alongside our Assistant Management Accountant to learn all aspects of management accounts and is getting involved in making payments to contractors, managing the month-end accounts, and managing balance sheets and profit and loss statements. He is enjoying the fact that he’s learning something new every day within […]

A huge congratulations are in order for our Regional Contractors Director Chris Beech [pictured] and Branch Sales Manager James Sibson, who have both achieved their NEBOSH health, safety and environmental practice and management accreditation. Chris, who is based at the South East Branch in East Sussex, and James, who works at our Midlands Branch and Head Office in Burton Upon Trent, have both helped Bracknell Roofing get on step closer to our goal of having one NEBOSH-trained person in each […]

The title of this post makes this story sound like the reverse of a ‘rags to riches’ tale but it actually highlights just how diverse the backgrounds of our staff are. We’d like you to meet Luke Redgate, a former Grenadier Guard, who has been on sentry duty outside Buckingham Palace, and has been promoted to Assistant Contracts Manager after impressing the directors of Bracknell Roofing with an ambition to forge a management career in roofing. Luke spent ten years […]

We are delighted that two of our rising stars at Bracknell Roofing have been named in Roofing Today magazine’s 30 Under Thirty. Freddie Wade (24), a Contracts Manager at our South East branch, Ringmer, East Sussex, and Angus Blair-Park (22), who works in the Commercial Department at our Burton upon Trent head office, were both recognised by the magazine, which is throwing the spotlight on talented young people in the roofing industry. Roofing Today Editor Dr Claire Griffiths said that […]

The team at Bracknell Roofing’s South Coast branch in Southampton is expanding. We recently announced the promotion of Paul Northrop to the role of Branch Manager and we have followed this up with a new appointment and another member of staff rising through the ranks. George Guard has joined as a Contracts Manager, and Dan Walker has made the switch from being on the tools to being an Assistant Contracts Manager. Dan brings more than 20 years’ experience to his new role […]

BRACKNELL ROOFING is rolling out a Safety in the Sun campaign that aims to prepare all its roofing teams ahead of sunnier weather. The Burton-on-Trent-based company will use its onsite Toolbox Talks as the focal point of delivering key information around skin protection, keeping hydrated and awareness of when UV levels are at their strongest during the day. The company will also give roofers UV sensitive wristbands so they are equipped to monitor UV strength for themselves throughout the working day. Bracknell […]

In the seventh in a series of articles, we look behind the scenes of Bracknell Roofing and ask key members of staff about their areas of specialism and what makes our business stand out. Chris Beech, a Regional Contracts Director for the South East, gives us an insight into his day-to-day activities.   I oversee the running of our branches in Ringmer (East Sussex) and Southampton. Given the amount of building work in the region, it’s one of Bracknell Roofing’s […]

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