Where did that year go?
26 Sep 2019
We thought we’d look back at some of the events and achievements we’ve experienced since the relaunch of the Timber Connection brand back in September last year:
September 2018: Rebrand Launch day arrives on the 10th of September.
October 2018: The company records its biggest ever turnover in a month at £3.8million.
November 2018: Open new sales office at our warehouse location in Kirkby.
December 2018: Celebrate Simon Shannon’s 25 year milestone with the company.
January 2019: Announce the signing of a sole distribution agreement with LIGNIA Wood Company to supply their Modified Timber to the trade.
February 2019: Increase stock volumes to record levels (16,000m3) to manage demand and Brexit uncertainties.
March 2019: Not just a Hardwood Trader as we register a record month on Softwood turnover breaking the £1million mark.
April 2019: LIGNIA Wood Company present us with the LIGNIA Yacht distribution in the UK and Europe.
May 2019: Welcome the TTJ to our head office for a review of the company since its formation in 1991.
June 2019: Enjoyed another wonderful day at the races with staff and customers alike.
July 2019: Celebrate our year end with a record turnover of £37million.
August 2019: First significant volumes of LIGNIA and LIGNIA Yacht arrive in Kirkby to service the trade.
In addition, James Monks was appointed to head up the Kirkby sales office, Lee Davey joined our logistics team based in Ware and Peter Clayton joined the TTF board as Vice Chair of Forest Forever. We’ve travelled to numerous suppliers in Europe, West Africa and North America to build on relationships, broaden our product knowledge and ensure we meet our EUTR due diligence obligations. We’ve been on Hardwood grading courses and all been trained up at LIGNIA HQ to understand the product inside out. We’ve increased our charity donations again this year with sponsorship and donations to local sports clubs, Cheshunt RFC and Parsloe FC. Teens Unite (a local charity supporting children and young adults with Cancer), The William Wates trust (supporting disadvantaged young people to keep away from a life of crime and violence) and The Livewire Trust (A community theatre for young people offering a range of workshops such as Drama, Dance, Music and mindfulness classes). Last but by no means least we had a baby…. well not entirely but our very own Hayley Warwick gave birth to a beautiful bonny bouncing baby boy named Harrison on 5th September and we wish them both all the very best.