Say hello to Debbie

Jan 8, 2018 Off Comments in General News by
Say hello to Debbie

SR Timber has appointed Debbie Symonds to support our growth plans for 2018.

She joins as an Administrator for the machined panels side of our business: which are used in the manufacture of bespoke wooden kitchen and furniture products. This division is growing rapidly since its launch at the start of 2017.

Debbie’s appointment will support the logistics of importing, managing the stock holding and fulfilling customer orders for softwood and hardwood panels, worktops, and tongue-and-groove matchboards.

Our Trading Director Shaun Revill said that the introduction of machined panel products was part of a wider expansion plan.

“Our business has grown primarily on the back of our specialism in roofing batten – such as our flagship Premium Gold roofing batten – but we’ve also developed a really strong offering in cedar shingles and scaffold boards,” said Shaun.

“This has gone hand in hand with our growth as a leading importer of timber products. We saw an opportunity with timber machined panels and it’s taken off quicker than we expected, which is why we needed to increase the size of our team to meet demand.

“Debbie has proven to be an instant fit with the rest of our tight-knit team, and we’re very confident that she will do well at SR Timber.”

The move to SR Timber is a far cry from Debbie’s former role in the private healthcare sector – but her ability to learn new skills and hit the ground running was what endeared her to the company, especially Operations Manager Steve Hill, whom she will report to.

“I’m delighted to have joined SR Timber and I’m really enjoying getting my teeth into the role,” she said. “I’m heartened that Steve Hill saw something in me that he recognised would be a real asset to SR Timber as the panels business continues to grow.”

Debbie is a massive motor sport fan, and, as well as grasstrack racing, she has tried her hand as the passenger in sidecar racing. She also travels the UK watching motorbike and truck racing, as well as following other forms of motorsport, including Formula 1.