Galleywood Timber Products Ltd was formed by Jim Roberts in 2010. Having worked for other companies in the timber industry from a young age, Jim had gained the knowledge and experience to build a successful business, working with many customers with whom he had dealt previously.
At its core, Galleywood Timber is a family business, with Jim’s daughter Victoria joining the company in 2014 and his son Adam at the beginning of 2016. The business delivers a professional and personal service via a small team, which offers unrivalled experience of the industry.
Through Jim’s business partner, Peter Allen at the Port of Wisbech, Galleywood Timber works in synergy with this facility to provide shipping solutions and timber stock to pallet and packing case manufacturers throughout the UK.
Due to its close relationship with the Port of Wisbech, Galleywood Timber is able to offer regular updates on shipping, provide storage for stock and organise haulage to any customer. It is this advantage that makes Galleywood Timber a unique and an attractive choice for customers.
Adam spent 3 years at Keele University studying Astrophysics and Biochemistry until 2015. During his summer breaks he worked for a chemical company and started there permanently after his graduation. Whilst Adam found the scientific sector a great challenge, it was no longer for him and after some time, he decided to join the family business as a timber trader. Carrying forward everything he has learned in his scientific career and at university, Adam is continuing to learn from his father and is enjoying all aspects of his new profession.
Victoria joined the family business in 2014. From school she worked in the retail industry for 2 years before joining a large company dealing in the financial sector. She soon gained promotion to a managerial role and worked with them for a further 3 years until moving to the family business. At Galleywood, she is responsible for the credit control function and producing management accounts. When she is not working, Victoria enjoys renovating her house and going to the cinema.
Jim has worked in the timber industry for over 30 years bringing a wealth of experience to Galleywood. Most of his career has been spent sourcing timber for the pallet and packing case industries. Galleywood was set up in 2010 as the UK emerged from a recession. There was a shortage of material in the market and Jim set out to supply a few of his friends in the industry. The business quickly grew from there and now, with the help of his family, it is poised for further growth. When he is not working, Jim enjoys golf and playing badminton – although mainly for the vets team these days.