Deeside Timberframe confirms new MD appointment

David Crawford. Image credit: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media

DEESIDE Timberframe has announced the appointment of David Crawford as its new MD to lead a five-year growth plan.

He succeeds John Wright, who has decided to step back after 40 years with the Stonehaven-headquartered business.

Mr Crawford, who was previously a director with CCG (OSM), will officially take up the reins at the timber frame manufacturer on 1 April 2023 when Mr Wright will move into an advisory role.

Deeside Timberframe explained he has ‘extensive’ experience of improving manufacturing capacity and increasing profitability in the offsite manufacturing industry. He joined CCG (OSM) in 2014, progressing to general manager before being appointed a director with responsibility for leading the senior management team, developing and implementing strategic plans, commercial reporting, managing key client relationships, negotiating with sub-contractors and the supply chain, and advising the board.

Part of Bancon Group, Deeside Timberframe has been reporting record sales over the last two years as a result of ‘significant’ contract wins in social and private housing.

John Irvine, chief executive of Bancon Group, said, “David joins Deeside Timberframe at an exciting stage in our growth. The strong foundations for which have been successfully laid by his predecessor. He has a proven track-record in offsite manufacturing and extensive experience of driving change to increase capacity and profits. His knowledge of innovation and semi-automation will ensure delivery of our plans to capitalise on the growth in demand for sustainable, offsite construction solutions.

“The group is enormously grateful to John for his 40 years of service during which he has become a well-known and well-respected figure in the industry, successfully leading and growing the business, including setting up our second factory. We are therefore very pleased that he has agreed to remain as an advisor to the business.”

Deeside Timberframe has been providing precision-engineered timber frames for over 40 years. The company works with housebuilders, housing associations, construction firms and self-build customers.