BMI UK & Ireland has marked its 100 years of concrete tile manufacture in the UK through its BMI Redland brand. November 1919 was when the Redhill Tile Company was founded and on 3 December, the company staged a national celebration with a party at every plant, depot and office across the company’s 16 UK sites. Over 600 employees and associates joined in.
Customers now also have a chance to join in the celebrations as the company has launched a Golden Tile competition, with £1000 in shopping vouchers to be won as first prize. The Golden Tile (spoiler alert: it’s concrete) has been hidden by the BMI team in a random pallet of tiles at a secret location and will be released into the marketplace in January. To reflect the teamwork that goes into most roofing jobs, the £1000 will be split into small denominations to allow the winning customer to share the bounty among their colleagues. The competition is being promoted on the company’s Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn feeds.
The Golden Tile prize promotion caps a momentous year for BMI UK & Ireland. Over the past 12 months, the company has been sharing details of its rich heritage, innovation and achievements – not just from 1919 when Redland started making its first roof tiles, at the rate of 40 per hour, in a sand pit in Reigate, Surrey; but from a pedigree dating back over 180 years with the origins of the Rosemary clay tile in 1837. This final instalment covers the onset of the new millennium and brings events right up to the present celebratory day.