Premier Forest Products

Origins

Its three founding directors and shareholders formed the company in 1993 having recognised the need for an independent importer of timber and timber based products in Wales and a year later, won the Gwent TEC Best Business start up award. The major challenges were establishing a business into a mature established market place, developing enough sales, creating a supply chain, financing the business, and developing the skills required to take the business forward.

Success Factor

The main factors that have contributed to the success of the company are its philosophy of quality, integrity and value, high calibre experienced employees with excellent product and trade knowledge that understand customer care as a priority, and a detailed understanding of customer requirements, and subsequently meeting those requirements.

The Future

Premier understands its role in the supply chain of timber products. The firm is a member of the Timber Trade Federation and works closely with them to develop codes of practice for the industry. They are also environmentally friendly and constantly check their supply chain to ensure all products are from legal and well managed sustainable forestry resources. Timber is the most sustainable material on Earth, being non-toxic, bio-degradable, green house gas friendly and renewable and Premier is proud to play its part in safeguarding the future of the world’s forests through the sustainable trade in timber. The business plans to continue growth through organic or acquisition. After the successful opening of a sales and storage facility in Andover, the company looks to develop this principle in the North East, North West and London regions.