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Key strategic appointment to support SIG UK’s Timber growth

by Jennie Ward

Andy Sawers has been appointed Category Director for Timber and is “looking forward to getting under the skin of SIG’s timber category.”

SIG UK, a leading UK supplier of specialist building materials, has announced the appointment of industry stalwart Andy Sawers to lead its Timber category.

Described as an important strategic hire for the business, Andy joins SIG as Category Director for Timber, a role which will see him take charge of the development of Timber sales in a number of key marketplaces.

SIG UK says Andy has extensive experience across the timber industry, and joins SIG UK from Södra Wood Ltd, where he served as Procurement Manager. Prior to this, Andy worked in a variety of procurement, sales, product development and marketing roles at some of the foremost names in timber importing and distribution, including James Latham, Wolseley UK and Saint Gobain.

As part of his new role, SIG UK says Andy will be responsible for liaising with its 150+ strong branch network, working in close partnership with them to consolidate and strengthen the timber offering to their customer-base. 

Speaking of Andy Sawers’ appointment, Andy Williamson, Commercial Director at SIG UK, commented: “We have long recognised the importance of further strengthening our Timber offering and Andy’s appointment will play a key role in achieving this. With a wealth of experience gleaned from working with some of the leading names in global Timber, Andy is excellently placed to ensure our offering is truly sector leading.”

Andy Sawers added: “It’s a real honour to join a business as influential and well renowned as SIG UK, I am excited to be joining at the start of a significant new chapter for the business. From analysing customers’ buying habits nationwide to ensuring distribution routes are working as hard as possible for branches, I’m looking forward to getting under the skin of SIG’s timber category and ensuring our customers have access to the best possible range and service of timber and panel products.”

For more information on the full range of products and services offered by SIG UK, visit: www.sigplc.com.

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