CEMEX UK is moving its headquarters from Thorpe, Surrey, to Rugby, Warwickshire, next month.

The building materials supplier has had close links with Rugby for nearly 150 years and currently has a cement plant in the town.

CEMEX UK's new HQ was the global head offices of Rugby Group until 2000 and its legacy is continued with Rugby Cement, one of the industry's best-known brands.

The Rugby offices have been a regional centre for CEMEX UK but from 1 July the senior leadership team and all back-office functions will be based there, joining business areas such as the National Customer Service Centre, marketing and logistics.

“Rugby lies geographically at the centre of our UK business and, with changing patterns of working such as increased working from home and from operational sites, it makes good business sense to consolidate our offices.

"Rugby and the Rugby brand are at the ‘heart’ of our business and the creation of the new headquarters will ensure greater efficiency and communication,” said Michel Andre, Country President, CEMEX UK.