Hot 100 2012 – 60: Treetop Forestry

The basics

Company name: Treetop Forestry
What they do: Timber contractors
Headquarters: Alford
The boss: The Booth family

The financials

Latest turnover (£,000): 10,369
Four-year compound sales growth (%): 36
Latest Ebitda (£,000): 2,237

The details

When asked for details as to why the business is growing so fast, Treetop Forestry director Gordon Booth replies in simple terms: “You should ask our wives that question, it’s no secret formula, just noses to the grindstone every day.” 

The business, run by the Booth family and based in Aberdeenshire in Scotland since the 1950s, offers a range of services including wood supply and timber harvesting, but has grown quickly since becoming a major UK distributor of timber machinery brands GB Bars, Tigercat and Log Max. 

The business was started by George Booth as a mix of agricultural contracting and forestry logging. It became a limited company in 2005 and began distributing machinery ranges in 2006. Its turnover jumped from £5.8m to £10m in its last accounting year. The company’s pre-tax profits currently stand at £2.2m.

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