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Investment firm acquires Parkers and says more takeovers will follow
14 March, 2018
Investment firm Cairngorm Capital Partners has acquired southeast-based merchanting group Parker Building Supplies (Parkers) in the latest stage of its ambitious growth plans.
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Lathams in £15m depot relocations
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 James Latham has invested more than £15m relocating its depots at Bristol and Leicester to two purpose-built facilities, increasing capacity in both locations by 35%.
Thornbridge and NYTimber in merger
Thursday, February 15, 2018 North Yorkshire Timber (NYTimber) has merged with Thornbridge Sawmills to create a £50m turnover 15-branch group.
Lawcris supplies materials for film set
Wednesday, February 07, 2018 Leeds panels distributor Lawcris has been involved in supplying materials for the set of a new film.
Bergs Timber to acquire Norvik’s Baltics and UK timber operations
Thursday, January 25, 2018 Bergs Timber has revealed plans to acquire Norvik Timber Industries’ (NTI) operations in the Baltics and the UK.
Timbmet reorganisation leads to £4.6m loss
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Timbmet’s pre-tax loss for the financial year ended March 31, 2017 was £4.6m.
Grenfell Tower probe officials attend Falcon Panel Products fire testing demo
Friday, January 12, 2018 Leading London Assembly and fire authority representatives working on the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire have attended a fire test conducted by Falcon Panel Products.
Clarks Wood Company relocates to Newport
Thursday, November 30, 2017 Longstanding timber firm Clarks Wood Company, established in 1793, will be relocating to parent company Premier Forest Products’ Newport hub.
Saint-Gobain acquires Scotframe
Thursday, November 16, 2017 Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland has completed the acquisition of Scotframe Limited, accelerating its involvement in the offsite manufacturing and closed panel construction market.
Thornbridge in new investor partnership for growth
Thursday, November 09, 2017 Scottish timber processor and distributor Thornbridge Sawmills Ltd has entered into a partnership with investor Cairngorm Capital LLP.
Lavers in North London expansion
Monday, October 30, 2017 Arnold Laver has expanded its presence in North London after opening a large new depot in Borehamwood as part of a £1.5m investment.
Timber industry celebrates at TTJ Awards 2017
Monday, October 02, 2017 About 450 people attended the TTJ Awards last Friday at The Brewery in the City of London – a record number for the event.
Senior changes announced at James Latham
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 James Latham has announced that Peter Latham will be retiring as non-executive chairman of James Latham Plc and will be leaving the business at the company’s AGM on August 23.
Lathams steps up HPL credentials with major new distribution deal
Monday, April 24, 2017 James Latham has announced an agreement to become a major distributor for Italian high pressure laminate (HPL) manufacturer Abet Laminati.
Steph McGovern to host TTJ Awards
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Broadcaster Steph McGovern will be the host and guest speaker for the TTJ Awards 2017.
New Timbmet owner hints at further acquisitions
Wednesday, February 01, 2017 New Timbmet owner The Hadleigh Timber Group has hinted at further timber sector acquisitions in the near future.
Timbmet acquired by Hadleigh Timber Group
Monday, January 23, 2017 The Timbmet Group has been acquired by the Hadleigh Timber Group, the owners of Meyer Timber.
GE Robinson boosts sideloader fleet
Friday, January 06, 2017 Long-standing UK timber importer GE Robinson & Co Ltd has boosted its efficiency with the addition of five more Baumann sideloaders.
Crown Timber changes name to Södra Wood Ltd
Tuesday, January 03, 2017 Crown Timber Group Plc has announced that it has been renamed Södra Wood Ltd.
Further timber companies to receive FLEGT-licensed shipments
Monday, December 19, 2016 As Indonesia’s first official shipment of FLEGT-licensed timber nears the UK, further timber companies are announcing they are to receive some of the products.
First FLEGT-licensed timber shipments now bound for UK
Friday, November 18, 2016 UK agents, importers and distributors are preparing for the first shipment of FLEGT-licensed Indonesian timber products, with James Latham and Plaut International among those relishing the landmark.

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