Specialist timber merchant Arnold Laver has appointed Lee Pollitt as Manager for the Northallerton branch and Claire Leckenby to the branch sales team.

The Northallerton branch is one of 15 Arnold Laver sites across England, and was the former head office site of NYTimber. All NYTimber branches have now been brought into the Arnold Laver network by parent company National Timber Group (NTG).

Pollitt was previously Regional Sales Manager for NYTimber, while Leckenby was Business Administration Manager at Northallerton.

Pollitt said: “It’s exciting to be part of the wider Arnold Laver network. Our aim is to make the Northallerton branch, including our flooring and doors showroom, the local go-to specialist timber merchant for trade, self-build and DIY customers alike.”

Tom Andrews, Trade Branch Director NTG England, commented: “Lee has hit the ground running as he already has excellent relationships with our Northern customers. He has 13 years’ experience in the region and is a true timber specialist.

“Claire has over 20 years’ experience in the timber and builders’ merchant sector, and brings that valuable understanding of both our business and our customers’ expectations to her new role in sales.

“Our teams always aim to provide the best customer service based on timber knowledge and experience.”