Roofing firm plots growth with move into larger premises

By Tim Aldred

09 Feb 2024

JRC Roofing

JRC Roofing Distributors (JRC) has relocated its main depot to larger commercial premises after securing a six-figure funding deal.

JRC specialises in sourcing and delivering slate and roof tiles from around the globe for a customer base across the UK. JRC also provides a range of ridge tiles, copper nails, chimney pots and accessories. 

The business had outgrown its previous premises in Burnley and has recently moved to a 0.84 acre site at Further Lee Farm, Burnley Road in Colne. The site includes a Grade II listed house with offices in a prominent roadside position at the end of the M65.

Rosie Connor, planning director at JRC explained: “The move has come about because we needed more space to accommodate our growth and new product development. This has been made possible thanks to the hard work of our fantastic team who have all played a key role in our expansion.

"The new premises in Colne provides a much larger and better positioned location. We currently focus on business-to-business sales, but we have plans to expand into direct customer sales via our merchant network. Our new location offers us a prime position to do this because we’re situated on the edge of a retail park.

The funding was provided by NPIF-FW Capital Debt Finance which is managed by FW Capital and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

Laura Rees, senior investment executive at FW Capital, said: "I’m delighted to help JRC with the funding they required. The business has been enjoying significant growth and their previous depot was restricting further growth because of the limited capacity available.

"The new site is unique, comprising of an extensively refurbished, Grade II listed detached house with adjoining high specification offices and offers plenty of space to accommodate JRC’s growth aspirations as they seek to expand their product range."

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