Taylor’s Timber Centre restructures

7 March 2019

A restructuring and business expansion programme at Taylor’s Timber Centre in Bradford has seen general manager Mark Pullan acquire a 25% shareholding in the business and take over as managing director.

He succeeds Charles Taylor, who has been at the helm of the Thornton Road business, first established in 1960, since 2012 and continues to retain the remaining 75% share.

Mr Taylor is now increasingly concentrating on his role as sales director of fast-expanding wood-plastic composite decking firm Composite Prime.

A £10,000 rebranding of the Taylor’s Timber Centre business includes the provision of new signage, new staff uniforms, the launch of a new website, increased product ranges in both the showroom and yard, an enhanced drive-in trade collection facility –and a change of direction.

“Traditionally, we have been a drop-in centre for ‘white van man’ – small, independent builders and joiners, as well as the DIY market,” said Mr Pullen.

“Cash sales previously accounted for 80% of our turnover and while we will continue to cater for all these customers, we have turned the business round and now have 80% account customers, ranging from housebuilders and developers to shop fitters and joinery contractors."