Jeremy Norris has been confirmed to the role of Managing Director for Lawsons (Whetstone) Ltd, the Building, Timber, Fencing and Landscaping Supplies group of companies.

Having joined the company in 1994, Norris has served in a number of roles including over fifteen years as Commercial Director, and most recently alongside CFO Paul Rushent as Joint Managing Director.

Chairman Simon Lawson said “We are delighted that Jeremy has agreed to lead the company through a period of consolidation after considerable acquisition activity. His experience in multiple roles and in-depth knowledge of the business makes him the ideal candidate to oversee this next chapter in Lawsons’ evolution”.

Over the past three years Lawsons has rapidly expanded through a number of acquisitions including AVS Fencing & Landscaping, The Landscape Centre, Oxford Fencing, Witham Timber, and Briants of Risborough, bringing its total number of branches in the South and East to 38.

“I am honoured to have the confidence of the Board” said Norris, adding: “it has been invaluable working alongside Paul (Rushent) over the past three years, but our size and structure now requires Paul to increase his focus upon finance and legal requirements. I look forward to working with all my fellow Directors in steering the business through the exciting growth years ahead”.