Premier Forest Products
Premier Forest Products


17 December 2004

Premier Forest Products Ltd Named One of Wales' Top 300 Businesses

Premier Forest Products Ltd, one of the UK's leading Independent Importers and Distributors of Timber & Sheet materials, has been recognised as one of Wales' leading companies – ranking 181 in The Western Mail's prestigious Top 300 business guide.

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.

Premier has enjoyed phenomenal growth in recent years, and currently employs 28 staff, having grown by 10 per cent in the last year, and by more than 30 per cent since 2002. The company now has a turnover of £28.6 million, earning it this ranking as one of the most important company's to the Welsh economy.

Formed in 1993 when its founding directors recognised there was a need for an independent importer of timber and timber-based products in Wales, Premier has already won several industry awards and commendations, including Panel Trader of the Year (TTJ Awards,
2003 and 1998) and an inclusion within the annual Western Mail Fast Track 50 listings in 2002.

Premier imports premium Carcassing Timber, Brazilian, Far Eastern and Chinese Plywood, Russian Softwood, Hard Plywood, MDF, Chipboard and Fibreboard. The imports are received at the company's head office at the Newport Docks, and the firm also has sites at Andover, Stafford and Worcester.

The company supplies timber and panels to a wide variety of customers, including shop fitters, furniture and caravan manufacturers, timber merchants and the construction industry.
Premier is FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) and PEFC (Pan European Forest Certification) certified, and is a member of The Timber Trade Federation (TTF).

Of this latest accomplishment, Nigel Williams,
one of Premier Forest Products' three Directors, said:

"Making the Western Mail Top 300 Businesses short-list is a real achievement and milestone for Premier Forest Products. I believe our success is down to the quality of the timber we
import and to the high-calibre experienced staff that we employ. These combined qualities ensure that we can deliver to the standards of service that our clients require,
when they require it."

"Additionally, while our product supply base is similar to that of our timber competitors, what we've developed over the years is the ability to deliver bespoke technical solutions, which means that the way we deliver the raw materials to our clients is tailored specifically to their needs. Our unique approach seems to be paying off as our business continues to rapidly grow, and our Top 300 ranking is testament to this success. "

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