Anthony Hopps will support the company’s commitment to its processing division.

UK timber supplier Premier Forest Products has appointed Anthony Hopps as Group Processing Director, supporting the company’s commitment to their processing division.

Hopps, who has over 30 years industry experience, joined the business early last year, following the acquisition of Decorpanel, a specialist panel processing company based in Tyne & Wear.

Under his leadership, the panel processing arm has grown to incorporate North-East Sheets & Panels Ltd. (NESP) which has rebranded under the Decorpanel name as Decorpanel KBB (Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms).

His new role will see Hopps taking responsibility for Premier Forest’s processing division as a whole, which includes Premier Processing and Fabrication in Newport, south Wales.

Hopps said: “I’m so pleased to join the Premier Forest Board of Directors following a hugely successful year since Decorpanel’s acquisition. Since my move to Managing Director of Decorpanel and the rebrand of NESP to Decorpanel KBB, we’ve already seen great improvements in our offering and an expanded customer base.

"I’m looking forward to further developing the processing division and continuing its renewed focus within the business.”