M&M Timber win prestigious award

M&M Timber is celebrating success after being crowned ?Treated Wood Trader of the Year? in the 2017 Wood Protection Association (WPA) Awards.

On Wednesday 5?April, the M&M Timber team attended the WPA Awards at the Marriot Breadsall Priory Hotel, Derby, where they were finalists for both Preservative Treated Wood Project of the Year and Treated Wood Trader of the Year. The team were ecstatic to come away winning the prestigious title of Treated Wood Trader of the Year ? a great accolade to their name.

The WPA is a technical and advisory organisation dedicated to the use of wood protection technology to improve the performance and value of wood as a sustainable construction material. Their aim is to guide specifiers and designers to make the right choices for wood on resistance to decay, insects and fire.?Their annual awards ceremony is a real highlight in the timber sector calendar, with many companies battling it out to claim the top spots. ?Commenting on the success of M&M Timber in the 2017 Awards WPA director Steve Young said:? M&M Timber were early adopters of the WPA Benchmark quality scheme for treated wood as well as incising technology. They are highly regarded for their treatment capabilities by the independent experts used by WPA to carry out quality audits but M&M?s novel approach to segmenting the market for treated wood also caught the judges eye.?

Based near Clows Top, Worcestershire, M&M Timber is one of the UK?s leading suppliers of machine rounded timber products and are highly regarded by landscaping professionals right across the country. In winning the award the business was recognised for its innovation in product development and forward-thinking investment for both the future sustainability of the M&M Timber business and the wider treated wood industry. With its new management team, led by the CEO of owners Forest Garden, M&M Timber has re-shaped its business strategy to diversify into new markets, whilst ensuring not to lose sight of its traditional agricultural fencing business.

Product innovation is a major part of the business, with recent product extensions including the new SolarGuard range of posts and strainers to meet fencing requirements within the renewable energy sector. The landscaping sector is another growth area for M&M Timber and following customer insight, the business is launching its brand new DuraSleeper and DuraEdge products this April.? The range of sleepers are manufactured using Radiata Pine which is kiln dried and pressure treated with Tanalith E wood preservative for durability and long service life.

The investment and security brought to the business by their owners Forest Garden also enables M&M Timber to be part of the whole process from planting saplings at the businesses forests in Scotland & Wales, right through to providing merchandising support for end products ready to be sold to consumers.

Fraser Hall, sales director at M&M Timber collected the award: ?It is a huge honour to win the WPA Treated Wood Trader of the Year Award and the M&M Timber team are all absolutely thrilled. A key strength of our business is our people; we employ 60 personnel who in total have given 500 years of service to the business. This award is a testament to the continued investment into M&M by the Forest Garden Group and recognises our commitment to drive innovation into all sectors of the timber industry. We cannot wait to share the good news with all of our customers and would like to thank them for their business and support throughout the years. With a new range of products about to be launched, 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year.?

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