Leading independent timber importer and processor Arbor Forest Products has delivered on its promise to continue helping employees’ career development, announcing Danny Hickson as its new product manager – industrial end users. The family-owned business, which operates from its 90-acre site in North Lincolnshire, has a strong history of promoting from within and providing career development opportunities for all of its staff. Danny is the latest example of this commitment, having received three promotions since he joined Arbor Forest Products in 2016.
As part of his new role as product manager – industrial end users, Danny is responsible for managing stock positions and orders on Arbor Forest Products’ shed range. The role also means Danny works closely with the shed range’s customer base, as well as across several departments at Arbor Forest Products including purchasing, sales and operations.
Prior to his most recent promotion in September 2021, Danny has carried out three separate roles at Arbor Forest Products, initially joining the company as a purchasing assistant. Danny was awarded his first promotion 18 months later where he joined the company’s business analysis and administration team, before moving to his most recent role as Trex northern sales manager.
Commenting on his new role, Danny said: “I’m proud to have received my third promotion in five years at Arbor Forest Products, and I’m grateful for the support I’ve received from within the business to help me achieve this. The people are one of the many reasons I chose to develop my career at Arbor Forest Products, and I’m looking forward to continuing to expand my skillset within the business as well as in my new role.”
Arbor Forest Products’ managing director, Jason Ostler, added: “Our people are one of the key secrets to our success over the past 70 years and that’s why, as a family business, we treat them like family. Many of our team members have been with us for decades, and we remain committed to helping everyone develop their careers at Arbor Forest Products in a way that suits them.
“Congratulations to Danny on his recent promotion to product manager – industrial end users. Danny is a shining example of this commitment to support our team in the development of their careers, and we look forward to continuing to provide these opportunities across the business.”