Roy Wakeman, group executive chairman of Performance Timber.

John Porter Doors joins Performance Timber

Published:  12 July, 2010

SUNDERLAND: John Porter Doors, a privately owned specialist manufacturer of quality timber commercial doors, doorsets and associated joinery products, has been acquired by The Performance Timber Products Group (PTP).


John Porter Doors Limited will continue to trade as John Porter Doors Limited (JPDL) from its Sunderland facility.



Roy Wakeman, group executive chairman, and Mark de Rozarieux, group financial director, will join the JPDL board working alongside Brian Pears, managing director, and Ian McSally, commercial director.





The company has gained a significant share of the bespoke timber doorset market and the management team is confident that, under new ownership, additional expertise will be brought to all levels of the operation.


Roy Wakeman reports that he is particularly pleased to be associated with this market sector again. “I’m pleased to be back and look forward to working with the construction and subcontractor customer bases. The challenges facing us as a result of falling public expenditure will make for exciting times.”


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