SME Export Track 100

Using regularly pruned pine to produce knot-free timber, this Guildford company sells plywood for panelling to lorry manufacturers in France. Managing director Richard Philpott, 67, started the business in 1983. Timber prices and a favourable exchange rate helped exports grow to £2.2m last year.

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Company details
CompanyForest Boards
ActivityTimber exporter
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa50.55
International sales £000s2,237
Total sales £000s6,612

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