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Sir Andy Murray invests in roads firm

Section:  Annan and Eskdale, Dumfries and West, Lockerbie and Lochmaben, Moffat  | Tags: , , ,

TENNIS superstar Sir Andy Murray has invested in an Annandale plastic roads firm after being impressed by their ambition.

MACREBUR MAGIC . . . left to right: Nick Burnett, Toby McCartney and Gordon Reid want your votes for their new roads solution

The world number one has invested an undisclosed amount into MacRebur Ltd as part of their crowdfunding campaign with Seedrs.
And in a statement yesterday,Murray said: “I’m continuing to grow my portfolio through Seedrs and have tried to choose companies that inspire me from as many different sectors as possible.
“I was interested in MacRebur because I am really impressed by their ambition to make a massive economic and environmental difference to road construction worldwide.”
The company founders are thrilled the double Wimbledon winner is on board.
CEO Toby McCartney, of Eaglesfield, said: “To say we are all delighted that our Scottish hero, Andy Murray, has now invested in MacRebur through Seedrs would be an understatement.
“Fingers crossed we can persuade Andy to let us pave his driveway at Cromlix House.”
MacRebur raised £1.27 million from 1028 people during their two week online campaign, with investors signing up from Luxembourg, Monaco, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, France, Switzerland and elsewhere.
The money will now be used to grow the company, including taking on staff and establishing offices.
Co-founders Gordon Reid, of Waterbeck, and Nick Burnett, of Eaglesfield, added: “We’re staggered at the support from everyone and now keen to take MacRebur to the next level here and abroad.”
The three friends – pictured above – launched the business last year and their patent pending invention won the national Virgin Voom competition in 2016 and the backing of Sir Richard Branson.

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