In the 1970s, brothers Alan and George Brand joined North Shields-based timber merchant Tom Swan, which would later be purchased and rebranded by NYTimber. Fast forward 40 years and the brothers are still plying their trade at the same site!
Earlier in the year they celebrated 10 years with NYTimber and continue to run the yard, picking and delivery operation at NYTimber North Shields. The dynamic duo are the life and soul of the branch and know the business inside-out.
Martin Stableford, branch manager at NYTimber North Shields, said:
"The Brands have been an ever-present at North Shields and are so experienced they could do the job with their eyes closed. They are integral to our team and offer decades worth of knowledge to customers. With their sights set on retirement in the next couple of years, we'll have a very hard time finding anyone that will offer the same level of commitment!"