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New business development manager for Scotframe’s Swindon branch as it aims to increase market share in England

Offsite timber frame specialist Scotframe has appointed Daniel Wilson as business development manager at its new office within the National Self Build and Renovation Centre (NSBRC), Swindon.

He will focus on developing the recently launched branch, helping Scotframe, which is headquartered in Inverurie, to push forward on its plans to target a larger share of the English self-build housing market

Over the last eight years Wilson has worked on numerous award-winning, large-scale projects  including The Department Store, Brixton which won the RIBA London Award 2018 and RIBA National Award 2018; The Eden Project canopy walkway and The Wolfson Tree Management Centre.

In previous roles, which include sales design manager at timber frame company Carpenter Oak & Woodland, Wilson has acquired extensive experience applicable to timber engineering, from architectural and technical design to sales and project management. He is passionate about design and building technology and has a particular interest in relationship management and after care services.

He said: “I’m delighted to have started my new role at Scotframe where I’m looking forward to helping to grow the company’s presence in England. Scotframe has a long-standing reputation for quality and customer service and I’m very excited to be part of such an innovative and growing business, contributing to its long-term sustainable future.”

Scotframe supplies full kit packages for housing and commercial projects and has 160 employees and a £35m turnover, with two manufacturing facilities in Inverurie and Cumbernauld as well as sales offices and showrooms at Inverness and Dundee.

Malcolm Thomson, sales director at Scotframe said: “We’re pleased to have Daniel on board and with his experience in the timber frame sector, we think he will be a great addition to our team. Currently Scotland leads the way in timber frame construction, with 83% of new build homes in Scotland using timber frame, compared to just 23% in England. However, the market share for timber construction in England is steadily rising and Daniel will play an important role in developing Scotframe’s offering south of the border.”

Scotframe was acquired by Saint-Gobain – a global group with 18,000 employees in the UK alone – in November last year, a move which Scotframe believes will help accelerate its expansion into English markets.

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