New managing director for Burton Roofing Group

Burton Roofing Group has promoted Ian Leigh to the firm’s new managing director. He was previously the business’ chief operating officer.

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Burton Roofing Group, which trades under the Burton Roofing Merchants, Rinus Roofing Supplies and Discount Roofing and Building Supplies, operates 38 branches across the UK and employs 450 people.

The Group’s former managing director Paul Hattee has been appointed as vice-chairman and will be responsible for merger and acquisition activity and strengthening relationships with key customers and suppliers.

Javier Fernandez, chief executive officer of the CUPA Group, the owner of Burton Roofing Group, said: “Paul is an impeccable professional with a great working spirit and strategic vision. He has made the development and modernisation of the business possible, generating organic growth and successfully implementing our organic growth strategy; and by integrating into the Group companies like Brian Gow, Discount Roofing and Rinus Roofing, we have extended our distribution business to cover almost the entire UK territory.

“I’m delighted to appoint Ian Leigh as the new managing director. When there is a vacancy to fill within our Group, the first thing I do is to look in-house. In this case, it has been clear that Ian was the right person to take on this important responsibility.”

Ian Leigh was formerly the managing director of Rinus Roofing, and under his management, he doubled the number of branches in seven years from 12 to 24, combining growth with profitability. When Burton Roofing Merchants acquired Rinus Roofing in 2021, Ian was made chief operating officer of the enlarged business.

Leigh added: “I’m privileged to be appointed as the business’ new managing director and look forward to working with Paul and my colleagues to build the company in the coming years. We have an excellent senior management in place to do that, supported by our dedicated team across our branch network to make our business one of the leaders in its field.”

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