HAMPSHIRE Tile Warehouse celebrated its 50th year in business at its premises in Hollybush Lane, Aldershot, with a toast to the company’s founder Hugh Hase who died a year ago.

His son Julian, managing director said the business has made tremendous progress to become a leading wholesaler of ceramic and roof tiles.

“With the use of ceramics tiles continually growing, the prospects look good.

“Alongside our building and roofing supplies division, I expect to see Hampshire Tile Warehouse expanding significantly as we go into the next 50 years.”

The business employs more than 70 staff and has outlets in Aldershot, Southampton and near Brighton.