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. The company plans in the short term to consolidate the achieved growth and to further develop the two satellite depots at Andover and Stafford. The long-term plan is to continue to grow the business and make it one of the UK’s leading timber companies.