A first for Bridgend Mayor as he visits the ROCKWOOL base following awards win

Kathryn James
12 November 2019

The Mayor of Bridgend viewed ROCKWOOL’s high tech production process when he toured the company’s Bridgend factory for the first time today.

ROCKWOOL UK Factory Employees

Mayor Stuart Baldwin was accompanied by Mary Pope from Bridgend Council’s Economic Development Team, in a tour that was hot on the heels of our big win at the Bridgend Business Awards this September, where we scooped the overall ‘Bridgend Business of the Year’ and ‘Manufacturing Business of the Year’ awards.


As well as business excellence, the two awards celebrate our active participation in the South Wales community in which we are deeply invested. The area is not only home to most of our employees, but also to the ROCKWOOL Woodland for Learning Trust - a free community space for local groups and schools to use for educational activities.


As part of our community work, we also support community buildings through a local product donation programme, and through our Charity of the Year programme, which raises vital funds for Ty Hafan -  a hospice which offers comfort, care, and support to life-limited children, young people and their families.


UK Managing Director Darryl Matthews said: “ROCKWOOL is a proud member of the South Wales and Bridgend community and today’s visit by Mayor Baldwin is not only a real privilege, but a strong reminder of the incredible place that we are proud to call home."


“Today marks the Mayor’s first visit to our base in Bridgend and we look forward to welcoming him, as well as updating him on our recent achievements, such as our 40-year anniversary celebrations, and upcoming initiatives that will benefit the community.”


We are also committed to producing products that benefit the whole of our environment, constantly researching innovations that improve sustainability.  ROCKWOOL UK's latest innovation, our Timber Frame Insulation Slab, delivers high performing thermal and sound insulation for timber frame homes at a time when timber frame housing projects continue to grow.


The visit comes during Living Wage Week. As a Living Wage Employer, all employees and third-party contractors earn a real Living Wage, which is calculated by the Living Wage Foundation and is based on what people need to get by.


You can find out more about our involvement in the local community, our sustainability work, and our full product range on our website.