Hancox has worked for the roof tile manufacturer for eight years and has risen up the ranks from trainee to manager.

Russell Roof Tiles currently employs 180 people at its three sites, one in Lochmaben and two in Burton on Trent. It recently invested £60,000 into a training programme for staff.

Hancox’ new role was created following the retirement of National Operations Support Manager, Alex Gilroy. Half of Hancox’ responsibilities will include Gilroy’s previous role.

In addition, Hancox will be taking responsibility for Russell Roof Tiles’ plastics site in Burton, including health and safety and supplier relationships, while also overseeing projects such as the upgrading of technology and computer systems.

Hancox said: “Russell Roof Tiles has always been a company that promotes within and provides excellent training initiatives. If you are willing to learn and work hard, then you will be able to reap the awards and strive in your career.

“I am really relishing this new opportunity so far. Having worked across most departments from customer services to health and safety, the training and development has provided me with the skills and knowledge to be successful in the role.”