Growth going through the roof

Developments in both products and personnel have led one local firm to grow its turnover by 50 per cent.

Founded in 2011, Premier Roof Systems, which makes, supplies and installs conservatories, orangeries, home extensions, roofs, rooflights, windows and doors, has augmented its team with the appointment of two key individuals to handle demand for its latest product offering.

Gary Lumby MBE has joined the company as non-executive director, with Ashley Fox being appointed technical sales manager. Both will be instrumental in the ongoing expansion of the firm, which includes a new partnership with Ultraframe.

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Multiple appointments to meet accelerated growth

After announcing a record quarter following year-on-year growth, Premier Roof Systems (PRS) is recruiting more employees. Although accelerated growth brings its own challenges, PRS is looking forward to building on this year’s success.

The Jarrow-based business is also pleased to announce the appointment of its first NED, Gary Lumby MBE has an extensive portfolio of NED clients across the UK and Gary will help guide the management team of  PRS in its next phase of accelerated growth.

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From the boxing ring to the ‘Premier’ league

Chris Mullen, sales director at Premier Roof Systems started in the industry at the age of 16 manufacturing UPVC windows, then became a floor manager at the firm by the age of 18. After a six-year professional boxing career, at the age of 24, he thought it would be a great idea to start Premier Roof Systems Limited with business partner Jamie Blackwood.

And it wasn’t just a great idea, it was a knock-out…

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Pouya Bostani - Managing Director

Annual Review 2017 – An Extraordinary Year

2017 has been an extraordinary year, there is no doubt about that And as the year draws to a close, and we all get ready for the Christmas festivities, we are all still wondering about the future for the UK – given concerns on Brexit, the economy and the way in which this country is heading in general. Smashing Year for Premier Roof Systems…

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Management Team - Premier Roof Systems

Demand Takes Roofing Firm To Next Level

Premier Roof Systems is responding to growing demand for aluminium roof lanterns and recently started supplying the Korniche – the ‘next generation’ of thermally broken roof lanterns from Made for Trade.

Premier Roof Systems co-founder and director Jamie Blackwood said: “We have increasingly been approached about full aluminium systems and were looking at what system to take on board. We already had a good relationship with Made for Trade and knew that the Korniche was one of the newest lanterns so we went up for a demo. It definitely ticks all the boxes – we have sold 20 of them in about a month.”

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Jon Orrock, Chris Mullen, Jamie Blackwood and Pouya Bostani

The Bigger Picture – Interview with Clearview Magazine

PREMIER ROOF SYSTEMS was founded in 2011 by childhood friends and experienced industry professionals, Jamie Blackwood and Chris Mullen. In the five short years since it began, the business has grown from just the two directors to employing seventeen people and now fabricates between twenty to twenty-five roofs per week, including the Guardian Warm Roof system. The company’s success and reputation has not come without hard work but, as Jamie tells Clearview, they have always kept their eye on the bigger picture…

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Chris Mullen and Jamie Blackwood

South Shields Conservatory Roof Manufacturer Celebrates £1 Million Turnover Record With New Factory Plans

Premier Roof Systems has confirmed plans to open a new 10,000 square feet production facility in South Shields with the creation of five new jobs. After celebrating a £1 million annual turnover figure for the first time in its history last year, the conservatory roof manufacturer and installer is now gearing up for growth in 2016 with the opening of a new production facility later this year.

Premier Roof Systems is the only manufacturer of the Guardian Warm Roof System in South Tyneside. And a total of 13 staff in the new factory will help deliver over 60 new Guardian roofs every month. Premier Roof Systems joint-owner Jamie Blackwood said: “We are grateful to our customers for their support and our staff for all their hard work to help us build a successful growing business. We’re looking forward to bringing in more staff and we’re excited about the future.”

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