A family-run Spanish timber business with its roots in the UK is to expand its operation in the Almeria region after a successful first year of trading.

Wood 2 Go, run by the Irving family, is to open a second outlet in the Baza region of Spain, after its first branch in Vélez Rubio proved to be a success with local builders, joiners and DIY enthusiasts, according to the firm.

The company was established in May 2006 when Paul Irving and his father Graham Irving, who had previously worked at Lancashire-based P Irving and Sons Ltd, “saw a gap in the market and a need locally for quality timber at affordable prices” in Almeria.

Mr Irving senior, who retired from P Irving and moved to Vélez Rubio in 2001, said that Wood 2 Go is now selling the equivalent of one artic load every 10 days, up from one load every six weeks during the company’s initial period of operation.

Wood 2 Go’s timber, housed in a 700m2 warehouse acquired in conjunction with local estate agent Richard Luna and businessman Domingo Martinez Aranega, is supplied from the UK by Ipswich-based Anglo Norden Forest Products Ltd and is re-sawn according to customer requirements.