Andy Sawers joins as Category Director for Timber, a role which will see him take charge of the development of timber sales in a number of key marketplaces.
SIG UK, the UK’s leading supplier of specialist building materials, has announced the appointment of industry stalwart Andy Sawers to lead its Timber category.
An important strategic hire for the business, Sawers joins SIG as Category Director for Timber, a role which will see him take charge of the development of timber sales in a number of key marketplaces.
With extensive experience across the timber industry, Sawers joins SIG UK from Södra Wood, where he served as Procurement Manager. Prior to this, he worked in a variety of procurement, sales, product development and marketing roles at some of the foremost names in timber importing and distribution, including James Latham, Wolseley UK and Saint Gobain.
Sawers will be responsible for liaising with SIG UK’s 150+ strong branch network, working in close partnership with them to consolidate and strengthen the timber offering to its customer-base.
Andy Williamson, Commercial Director at SIG UK, said: “We have long recognised the importance of further strengthening our timber offering and Andy’s appointment will play a key role in achieving this. With a wealth of experience gleaned from working with some of the leading names in global timber, Andy is excellently placed to ensure our offering is truly sector leading.”
Sawers added: “It’s a real honour to join a business as influential and well renowned as SIG UK, I am excited to be joining at the start of a significant new chapter for the business. From analysing customer’s buying habits nationwide to ensuring distribution routes are working as hard as possible for branches, I’m looking forward to getting under the skin of SIG’s timber category and ensuring our customers have access to the best possible range and service of timber and panel products.”