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PREMIER'S SUCCESSFUL EXPANSION CONTINUES!
Premier Forest Group is delighted to announce the completed purchase of a premium brand Cornish sawmill to further expand the group’s extensive portfolio.

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EXPANSION FOR WALES-BASED TIMBER GROUP AS IT ACQUIRES SAWMILL
TIMBER and panel importer Premier Forest Products has purchased the sawmilling division of Welsh-based Border Group. The sawmilling division is made up of two trading companies: GTP Border Forest which sells solid wood products and Border Forest Products which sells the co-product of production to the biomass industry. Both operate from a single nine-acre site in Croespenmaen, South Wales.

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MAKING HISTORY
352 years…that’s the extraordinary number of combined trading years in the Premier Group within the UK now. How? In our 20th year of trading, a milestone in it’s own right, Premier Forest Products is delighted to announce acquisition of two of the oldest and most respected companies in the UK timber trade; Clarks Wood in Bristol, and Y Goldberg & Sons in Uxbridge.
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TRADA TECHNOLOGY ASSESSED
Premier Forest Products is the first company to be granted a 'TRADA Technology Assessed' licence for its marketing literature for Sainty Structural Plywood. The company wanted to demonstrate through independent verification that the technical literature supporting the product was a 'fair representation of its benefits and characteristics'.
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PREMIER FOREST PRODUCTS ACQUIRES FG HAWLES (WESTERN LTD.)
Premier Forest Products Limited based in Newport, South Wales are pleased to announce that it has completed the purchase of the stock and certain other assets from the administrators of FG Hawkes (Western) Limited.
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SLOW BOAT FROM CHINA? NOT LIKELY!
In a significant move to feed strong growth in sales of hardwood plywood and further build upon the success of their market leading brands , Sainty and Greentree, Premier Forest Products have significantly increased their capacity by switching to bulk cargo shipment of plywood directly from China to Newport Docks.
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PREMIER GAINS ISO9001 CERTIFICATION
In May 2011, Premier Forest Products successfully acquired ISO9001 accreditation. Steered by an experienced management and administration team, the company sailed through the audit of it’s quality management and documentation systems to achieve the standard.
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PREMIER MAKES THE CUT
In addition to being a leading stockist and distributor of timber and panel products, Premier Forest Products has recently expanded it’s service portfolio to include an extremely comprehensive on-site cutting and processing facility, offering customers the opportunity to capitalise on Premier’s ability to add value to standard products.
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GREENTREE GROWS AGAIN
Premier's Greentree FSC® certified plywood brand is synonymous with both quality and the company’s firm commitment to the sourcing of legal and sustainable timber products. The original South American Greentree plywood first arrived back in 2006, and it has received nothing but praise.
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NO QUESTION MARK OVER Q-MARK!
For the first time, the construction industry in particular were able to clearly identify a hardwood plywood as suitable for structural use and see all the technical attributes of the panel clearly displayed on the label on each and every sheet…
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NEW APPOINTMENT
Premier is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Morgan to the position
of Finance Director from 1 November.
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MAJOR WAREHOUSE SIGNING SECURES PREMIER'S EXPANSION PLANS
Leading UK timber importer, Premier Forest Products, has secured its future at the Port of Newport with the recent signing of a 20-year lease on over 73,000 square foot of additional space in order to accommodate its ambitious plans for expansion.
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PREMIER HAS GRAND DESIGNS FOR HIT TV SHOW
Premier Forest Products is preparing for a taste of television stardom after agreeing to assist with
a special project being broadcast live for one week (from Sunday 4th May) on Channel 4’s hit show
Grand Designs.
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PREMIER LAY DOWN ROOTS IN LONDON
Leading Wales-based timber importer Premier Forest Products is building on its highly successful business by expanding into the UK’s capital city with their fully certified product offering.
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ALL ABOARD AS PREMIER CUT CARBON FOOTPRINT
Leading timber importer Premier Forest Products is demonstrating a commitment to reducing its carbon footprint by importing 8,600 cubic metres of German timber by sea, taking the equivalent of one hundred lorries off the road.
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TTBS DINNER 2007 - PHOTOS!
This year's TTBS dinner was a great success, and Premier was on hand with a photographer to capture the evening's celebrations.
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PREMIER APPOINTS GENERAL MANAGER
Leading timber importer and distributor Premier Forest Products has appointed Joe Walker as General Manager of its Newport operation.
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CHARITY CLIMB TOPS UP PENSIONER DONATIONS
A Director at leading independent timber importer Premier Forest Products has conquered Mont Blanc,
the highest mountain in The Alps and Western Europe in a bid to raise money for a charity that provides for ex-timber industry pensioners.
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NEW RECRUITS BUILD PREMIER'S BUSINESS
Leading timber importers Premier Forest Products is bucking the timber industry trend of poor sales performances caused by worldwide timber shortages, reporting a record increase in both staff recruitment and sales figures for the last year. 
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GEORGE AND THE DRAGON RIVALRY REVIVED FOR TTBS GOLF DAY
Competition at this year's Timber Trades Benevolent Society (TTBS) golf day is expected to be fiercer than ever, when the Welsh and English timber companies that make up the TTF's Bristol and Western Division take separate sides and vie for supremacy on the golf course.
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PREMIER SHORT-LISTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS BUSINESS AWARD
Leading timber importer Premier Forest Products have been nominated for as 'Business of the Year' at the prestigious National Business Awards for the second year running.
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SHIVER ME TIMBERS! PREMIER'S SARAH EMBARKS ON SHIPPING QUALIFICATION
Sarah Jenkins, an Admin Clerk at the Newport branch of Timber Importers Premier Forest Products,
has just enrolled on a shipping course in a bid to steer her career in a new direction, and bring her
closer to an ambition of becoming Premier's first female shipping manager - and the first female shipping manager in Wales.
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PREMIER DIRECTOR AIMS TO REACH NEW HEIGHTS FOR TTBS FUNDRAISING
A Director at Independent Timber Importers, Premier Forest Products, is aiming to reach new heights
and set new standards of fundraising for the Timber Trade Benevolent Society (TTBS) with his latest sporting endeavour – climbing the 4,805 metre high Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in The Alps and Western Europe.
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PREMIER FLIES FLAG FOR CANADA
Leading independent timber importer, Premier Forest Products, is set to make history this month when it begins importing timber from Canada.
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PREMIER PULLS OUT THE STOPS FOR
TITLEY'S TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Leading independent timber importers, Premier Forest Products, pulled out all the stops this week to mark the ten year anniversary of its Purchasing Manager, Paul Titley, when they presented him with not one but three bottles of premium Champagne!
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PROMOTION FOR PREMIER FOREST PRODUCTS VICKY WILLIAMS
Newport-based timber merchant, Premier Forest Products, has promoted Vicky Williams to Administration Manager.  Vicky, who has been with the company since 1998, will supervise Sales and Purchase Ledger on a daily basis.
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SURVEY SHOWS BUILDERS AND MERCHANTS GOING GREEN
A new survey amongst UK builders and builder's merchants reveals that many are "going green", with concern for the environment being a big issue for them.  In a poll commissioned by leading timber importer Premier Forest Products, 80% of builders and merchants surveyed said they would make a commitment to being "greener" and more environmentally friendly in 2007.
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FOOTBALL FANATICS RAISE MONEY FOR THE TTBS
Sought after tickets for a late January Liverpool v's Chelsea Premiership match raised £350 for TTBS at this year's annual TTBS Christmas dinner and auction.
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PREMIER FOREST PRODUCTS APPOINTS
A NEW TIMBER PRODUCT MANAGER

Leading Independent timber importer Premier Forest Products has appointed Matt Chard as its Timber Product Manager. Matt's position will be integral to the sales department of the company, and ensuring that Premier continues its impressive growth record.  Premier expects to increase market penetration in the UK and reach a target turnover of £80 million by 2010.
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Newport Schools Score Cash Prizes With Premier
Newport High Schools scored cash prizes this Wednesday when the winners of a wood work competition sponsored by leading independent timber company Premier Forest Products held its presentation ceremony.
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Premier Forest Products Launches Green Tree Plywood,
An FSC® certified plywood from Central South America

A Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) accredited Central South American Plywood is to be launched in the UK market this month.  Green Tree Plywood, which will be imported and distributed by leading independent timber importers Premier Forest Products, has been welcomed by FSC and Greenpeace, and fulfils an industry need for a quality and cost effective sustainable plywood product.
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Sustainable Success for Premier
Newport based Premier Forest Products, one of the UK's leading timber importers and suppliers, has gained itself yet another prestigious accolade, and has become one of the first timber traders in Wales to be awarded with a PEFC and FSC Chain of Custody certification with BM TRADA Certification Ltd.
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Premier Forest Challenge St Julian's to “Make Wood Work”
Premier Forest Products last week visited St Julian's High School in Newport to invite entries for their “Make Wood Work” competition.
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Premier Boosts Sales by Trading with Sweden Through Newport's Docks
Leading independent timber importer, Premier Forest Products, is set to boost its sales and bolster Newport Docks' economy thanks to its launch of new shipments from Sweden.
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Newport Schools Challenged to
‘Make Wood Work'
Newport based Premier Forest Products, one of the UK's leading timber importers and suppliers, is setting a challenge to the High Schools of Newport to ‘Make Wood Work' in a competition being launched this week.
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Premier Scores a Perfect 10
Fifty-seven year old Gareth Johnson is arguably the most highly trained specialist in the timber industry. The Operations Manager at timber importer and distributor Premier Forest Products is about to celebrate his 10th year at the award-winning company that he joined following a ‘thirty-one year apprenticeship' at one of the industry's largest importers.
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Premier Forest Products Appoints Softwoods Director

Leading Independent timber importer Premier Forest Products has appointed Paul Ford as its Softwoods Director.
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Premier Forest Products Scoops Top Award At Business Oscars
Directors of timber company Premier Forest Products scooped a top
prize and were named the South's most inspirational and dynamic entrepreneurs.
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Premier Forest Products Short-Listed For Two Awards
Newport-based timber importer Premier Forest Products has been
short-listed for two prestigious awards this month, one for the
company's rapid growth and the other in recognition of it's
entrepreneurial flair.
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Premier Forest Products Ltd Named One of Wales' Top 300 Businesses
The annual list aims to provide an insight into the industry sectors
that are important to the economy of Wales, and the individual
companies that are driving business growth and thriving in Wales.
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A Happier Christmas and New Year for ex-Timber Industry Pensioners
Money raised at a recent Timber Trade Benevolent Society (TTBS)
ball held in Cardiff will ensure that ex-timber industry pensioners have
a more comfortable Christmas this year.
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