residential area with metrotile roofing

Lightweight steel roofing company Metrotile UK has announced the appointment of David Padmore as regional manager for the North of England.

Mr Padmore, who has worked in the roofing industry for the past 32 years, will be responsible for developing business opportunities in an area north of Stoke and the Humber and north to the border with Scotland.

Particular focus will be given to developing the specification market, as well as forging relationships with roofing contractors, local authorities, architects and merchants.

Headhunted by Metrotile, Mr Padmore is based in Alsager in Cheshire. His experience includes roles with major manufacturers and he has also set up new a UK business on behalf of a German firm.

He said: “I have already enjoyed forming relationships with the personnel at Metrotile UK and the company has a relaxed yet highly professional approach which I think I am going to enjoy.

“The product is excellent, the brand and reputation is out there and it is now a matter of getting to meet the people responsible for specifying roofing solutions for major projects.

“There is also great potential to develop sales of our lightweight roofing system in domestic leisure buildings and continue the growth Metrotile has enjoyed over the past few years.”

Metrotile UK’s performance in the past two years has been stunning, growing 30 per cent to £7.1m turnover in 2014/15 and witnessing further growth during the subsequent 12 months.

Growth has largely come from new markets, as homeowners, architects, specifiers and contractors begin to demand more sustainable products.

The company, which is based in the Sheldon Business Park in Chippenham, Wiltshire, sells lightweight steel roofing solutions which are made in a state-of-the-art factory in Belgium and are 100 per cent recyclable.

Weighing approximately 15 per cent of the weight of the more traditional alternatives such as clay and concrete, the products are also much cheaper to transport and also come with a 40-year guarantee.

Metrotile UK recently announced the appointment of Glenn Everest to lead up the company’s extensive training operations.

John Cunningham, managing director of Metrotile UK, said: “This is the second full-time appointment we have made in as many months and it demonstrates the realisation of the potential our company has to enjoy continued growth.

“David comes highly qualified and with great experience and we are pleased to have appointed him. I am sure he will represent us in the North of England extremely well and make the most of the opportunities there.”

“Lightweight steel roofing is on the cusp of something spectacular, as it begins to break into the mainstream against the traditional roofing solutions of clay, concrete and slate and its many benefits become more widely appreciated.




Metrotile UK is at Unit 3 of the Sheldon Business Park, Sheldon Corner, Chippenham, Wiltshire. For further information please visit