SCA Merchant Services, who acquired Swedscot Timber in Cumbernauld in September, is already beginning to strengthen its operation by welcoming two new members to the team.

Brendan Murphy has been appointed as operations manager, while Cheryl Wallace becomes internal sales coordinator. Both bring with them a wealth of timber and local market knowledge.

Mr Murphy joins SCA from James Callander & Son where he held the position of operations manager for the past two years. Previous to this, he worked for Metsä Wood in Grangemouth for 38 years.

Ms Wallace, who has spent the past eight years at Thornbridge Sawmills as a sales manager, brings with her more than 10 years experience in the timber industry. With excellent market and product knowledge, she is tasked with expanding current trading activities.

“I am delighted to welcome both Brendan and Cheryl to enhance our team,” said Steven McRitchie, general manager of SCA Merchant Services, Cumbernauld.

“Both individuals have extensive experience in the timber trade. Their local knowledge will help to grow our business during the transition from Swedscot Timber to SCA Merchant Services.”