PETAL was formed in 1986 in the historic city of Lancaster where it remains to this day as an agency / trading business sourcing hardwoods from Far East countries such as Indonesia & Malaysia and selling these in large volumes into the UK market.

Whilst PETAL has maintained its strong supply base in the far East  they have also diversified into other global areas and are now a leading trader in North & South American, Canadian, European, and African Hardwoods & Softwoods.

By building strong supplier relationships throughout the world PETAL are able to offer quality products and continuity of supply which are vital in today’s environment.

PETAL prides itself on key values of honesty & integrity and aims to offer the best level of service in the UK timber trade and have a name people can rely on.

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Meet Our Team

We have a great team here at PETAL. We thought it would be great if you could learn more about the people who ensure all our clients receive the best quality service possible.

Ian ThomsonManaging Director
Ian has been in the timber trade for over 25 years and has vast experience in all markets . If you need something he will generally be able to find it!
Helen QueenFinancial Director
Helen has many years experience in finance and looks after the company’s money as she would her own but ensures that every supplier is paid on time.
Roger BrownillConsultant
Roger has been with the company for over 30 years & has a wealth of experience in Far Eastern markets which has helped PETAL become a market leader.
Andy HealdTrader
Andy recently joined the company and brings with him a huge personality & lots of hardwood experience to push the company forward.
Chris WyattTrader
Chris has recently joined the PETAL team bringing with him over 15 years of experience in the hardwood trade. A larger than life character who will be a great addition to our team.
Stuart FletcherEnvironmental
Stuart has been with PETAL for over 15 years and his main role is to ensure everything we purchase is legally sourced as well as completing the required audits throughout the year. Stuart also assists the traders with invaluable support.
Kelly GannonShipping
Kelly is another long serving member of the team working closely with Beckie to ensure our service levels are kept very high. Another key member of the team.
Beckie JonesShipping
Beckie has worked for PETAL for over 15 years and has a good all round knowledge of the business. A key member of our team.
Heather AshtonApprentice
Heather joined the business late 2016 and is learning about all aspects of the business as well as providing support to the admin team.