Somerset timber yard enjoys growth despite import hikes from Europe

Published:  30 September, 2016

Timbersource, a supplier with recently finished new premises, based in Shepton Mallet in Somerset, is enjoying a period of significant growth and recruitment, despite EU price hikes.

“We have taken on new people for both the operations team and also the sales and service team and are still recruiting. We are in need of good sales and service people as our business is a lot busier due to our retail business increasing so dramatically, added to existing trade business,” said Stuart Kemp, chief executive of Timbersource.

Mr Kemp reported that the company hasn’t been particularly affected by Brexit, except for the purchasing of timber from places like France, which has pushed the price up. In fact, he says that Timbersource has actually been busier since Brexit.

There are two new factors that may have led to the growth, including larger new premises to hold stock and a website, which means the company can take a wider range of orders.

Mr Kemp said: “We can take orders from a school child in Scotland ordering one tiny piece of sawn softwood to a large international company ordering packs of machined timber. We offer a nationwide delivery and collection service where the customer chooses the day they wish to receive the timber, even the same working day for dispatch or collection, which we believe is unheard of in the timber industry.”

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