WJ Group has appointed Neil Allison as commercial manager – a new role at the business, which is best known for its timber treatment services and DeckWright anti-slip decking.

Mr Allison joins the company, having recently returned to the UK with his family following six years in Australia. Previously working for Deb Australia (a division of SC Johnson) as regional business development manager, he managed a territory roughly half the size of Europe. Prior to his time in Australia, Mr Allison worked as area sales manager for Deb in Yorkshire.

Mr Allison said: “I’m excited to be joining a fast-growing company back in my home town of Hull. There are business development opportunities in all areas that we operate, including timber treatment, anti-slip decking and batch components. My experience gained both in the UK and Australia, of building strong relationships with customers and working closely with them to supply their specific needs, should fit well with the timber industry and I’m looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead.”