Beadle House, 1705 – a spectacular,
grade 1 listed building in the
centre of Hertford.

The CP Timber Team

We have a fantastic team of people with over 150 years of combined experience in the timber trade.

With our knowledge and enthusiasm we can usually find anything you’re after so have a look below and see who it is you’re talking to when we answer your call

Chris Powell
Managing Director

Chris is the owner and MD of the business.

He is a very hands on boss, always available to discuss and develop CP Timber’s business with their clients.

He is a past chairman of the Hardwood Division of the Timber Trade Federation and he is also a Tottenham fan.

Mark Sanz
Sales Manager

Mark is in charge when Chris is not around, dealing with any company issues as they arise.

He is also responsible for hardwood sales and procurement.

Peter Winter
Sales Executive

Peter is based in the north of England running the softwood and specialty products division and looking at new product development.

He is a former Chair of Forests Forever, the environmental arm of the Timber Trade Federation.

Simon Wilkinson
Sales Executive

Simon has grounded his timber experience at the sharp end, having worked in QC before moving into sales.

He works closely with Peter on our clear softwoods.

Mark Narraway
Sales Executive

With over 30 years sales experience in timber, Mark has excellent all round knowledge of all our products.

He spends much of his time visiting our clients to help them with their timber requirements.

Jan Palejowski
Sales Executive

Jan’s time is mainly spent selling our European and African species.

He has many years of hardwood experience having worked in the tropics and then in importing. It doesn’t make working with Africa any easier though. Jan is our expert on all things EUTR !

Lesley Fuller
Sales Executive

Lesley has an all round timber trading background and will search tirelessly to find the right forward deal for you. In particular she is now our Oak landscape sleeper Queen so if you buy sleepers give her a call. Lesley is currently on maternity leave and we are hoping second time around will give her even greater sales powers when she returns.


Angela Shoesmith

Angela is our newest member of staff with a background in banking so please welcome her when you speak to her. She ensures that the stock on our computer screens accurately reflects what arrives in your yards by inputting everything we receive. We will have a picture of her soon.

Andy Bartlett
Stock and Environmental Manager

With over 30 years experience in the timber trade, Andy is CP’s all rounder, involved in stock control, accounts, sales and imports.

Significantly, he also spearheads our environmental activities, helping us to maintain our various chain of custody schemes and working with our buyers in our commitment to responsible purchasing.

Lauren Angelini
Shipping Administrator

Lauren looks after shipping documentation and incoming stock. She’ll be the one letting you know when your shipment will arrive and it’s always done with a smile. She is just back from maternity leave so she has her hands full both at work and at home !

George Powell
Sales and Purchasing Administrator

George is involved in sales and admin. You can bet that he’ll be on the case as soon as you ask for anything.

Stephanie Blankley
Sales Administrator

Steph looks after your orders and watches them carefully as they are processed. She will then send you an invoice for them and she hopes you will pay on time. She has become another of our sleeper specialists so speak to her about them when she calls you chasing a payment.

Contact Us

CP Timber Ltd Beadle House, 16 Bull Plain, Hertfordshire, SG14 1DT, UK

  • Tel: +44 (0)1992 535 030
  • Fax: +44(0)1992 535 020
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