Our Team

jill in accounts with her dog tilly in the timbershetd

Jill

Book-keeper

Jill & her dog Tilly are our resident nature-loving, book-keeping department, keeping our numbers organised and our decimal points in the right places. She’s a not-so-secret golf fanatic and is out in all weathers up on nearby Cowdray Park with her plus fours and 9 iron. If you have an accounts query call Jill, she’ll soon straighten things out. 

Alfie the timber dog

Alfie

Director for meeting & greeting

Alfie is Tom’s partner in most endeavours. Like Tom, Alfie has to divide his time between both forestry and timber activities.

His timber related skills are mainly in customer services, introductions and client liaison. He is happiest guiding visitors round the yard or helping to sniff out a bargain.

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Wayne

Yardman

Wayne’s a tricky one to photograph because he just will not stand still!

He’s been in timber for ever and really knows his stuff. He’s our qualified Visual Grader for structural timber and he’s an expert on selecting timber, not to mention being a whizz on the Weinig. He’s our ‘pendulum’… keeping both the Stock shed and the Machine shed running on time by swinging back and forth between the two.

There’s really nothing this man can’t do and he’s guaranteed to be smiling as he does it!

Nick Dowswell

Nick

Driver

Nick is a human blur. As our driver extraordinaire, he’s on the road delivering timber 5 days a week. You’ll rarely see him standstill for more than two seconds and when he does it’s only for cleaning, scrubbing or polishing his truck.

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Julie

Administrator

The doyenne of the database, the siren of the stationery cupboard, Julie is at the heart of our office administration and can be relied on to keep us in line, dotting i’s & crossing t’s as she goes.

 

Tom Compton

Managing Director

Whilst Tom’s heart is firmly rooted in the Forestry business, his head is keenly focused on the Timber business.

With year on year growth, despite difficult times, Tom’s determination to drive English Woodlands Timber to deliver excellence in timber, in services and in prices is undoubtedly bearing fruit.

As Tom & Ian’s expansion plans plough steadily on, the landscape of the company will continue to shift until timber nirvana has been achieved!

Tom is a Professional Member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters and studied at Bangor University for his BSc MicFor.

Ian McNally

Director

Ian’s dynamism is a great boost to the company’s collective energy and his expertise in areas of manufacturing, retailing, internet marketing (to name but a few) are a boon to our resources.

 

Chris

Timber Sales

Chris is our Sales Office timber guru. Ask, and ye shall receive the answer and probably in about 60 seconds flat!

She has huge experience of the European timber trade and is excellent at sourcing and solving timber shaped problems.

Chris has timber knowledge coming out of her ears and is so deeply dedicated to our customers and her work that we can hardly ever make her step away from her desk to go a-fishing (go on ask her about her fishing) !

If you need to know something, ask Chris. That’s all there is to it.

 

Peter

Kiln Dried Stock Manager

Peter, wearer of the Hawaiian shirts, is master of all kiln dried stock he surveys (including what is in the kilns!). Second only to Keith in time served (only 36 years to Keith’s more-than-50) he’s the first person we ask if we want to know anything about our stock. If our stock sheds are organised, clean, tidy, and bursting with goodness it’s only because Peter is a stickler for fine detail and keeps strict tabs on stock levels.

Philip

Machine Shop Manager

Here’s a man that knows his way around a six head moulder and a half. The machine shop may be his domain but he’s also the go to guy for anything that needs solving, designing, making or building. He is the perfect combination of inherent creativity and down to earth practicality and to top all that off he makes a darn good cup o’ joe.

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