Date: March 2019
Snows Timber, previously part of the Bradfords Group, are pleased to announce the completion of a Management Buy Out led by Managing Director, Ian Church.
The business will now be independently owned by the current management team, who are Ian Church, Craig Willoughby, Supply Chain and Operations Director, and Adam Cray, Finance Director. They had their bid for a management buyout approved by The Bradford’s Group in January 2019 and have since been busy completing the deal.
Being independent will enable us to deliver the highest-class service within the timber sector to our customers. It will give us the ability to make quicker decisions, allow us to review processes and make investments in the right areas and be more competitive within the market. We will continue to have every customer at the heart of our business.
Ian Church, Snows Timber’s Managing Director, says: “This is great news for us and for Snows’ customers. It enables us to create a truly agile business and to continue investing in our customer service proposition. We aim to be the very best in our sector. What excites us the most is the fact we are now truly independent.”
Snows remains a national importer, processor and distributor of timber & timber products through it’s Andover and Mansfield Distribution Centres.
The National Sales Office in Towcester remains whilst it also now becomes the new Snows Head Office located at Pond Barn, Pury Hill Business Park, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 7LS.
The Glastonbury Head Office and Distribution Centre was sold to Sydenham’s in February 2019. As part of the sale agreement, Snows cannot trade in the counties of Devon, Cornwall and Somerset for a period of 12 months, starting on 1st March 2019.
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