Buyout at £10m North West timber firm

Corporate News

29 March, 2017

A £10m turnover timber supplies business with four North West depots has been acquired by one of its directors in a multi-million-pound deal.

North West Timber Treatments Ltd has been acquired by Roger Mayor who has bought out his brothers and fellow directors Henry, Andrew and Robert Mayor.

The business has its head office in Ashton-in-Makerfield and depots in Walkden, St Helens and Skelmersdale. It provides timber supplies, sheet materials, and building products, as well as timber and garden products including sheds, playhouses, fencing, and decking.

Pauline Rigby and Jennifer Bell from the Corporate & Restructuring Department and Tom Wood from the Employment Department at Forbes Solicitors provided legal advice to Roger Mayor.

The Corporate Finance team at Moore and Smalley advised Roger Mayor on the transaction and funding for the buyout was provided by Yorkshire Bank.

Pauline Rigby, Partner and Head of Corporate & Restructuring at Forbes, said, "This is a fantastic opportunity for all parties involved who exit the deal with different strategies. I wish Roger all the best and hope to see NWTT go from strength to strength."

Damian Walmsley, Partner at Moore and Smalley, said: "This deal has allowed three of the owners to exit the family firm and realise value from a business that has been built up over 30 years. Meanwhile, Roger can continue investing in and growing the business for the future."

Andrew Gleave, Commercial Relationship manager at Yorkshire Bank said "We were delighted to assist Roger and provide funding for this transaction through our SME growth initiatives. The growth and prosperity of regional economies is critical to the success of the UK economy and we look forward to working with Roger as he continues to build and develop the business."

North West Timber Treatments shareholder and managing director, Roger Mayor, said: "This was a particularly complex deal made to run smoothly by having the right calibre of professionals around me. I am looking forward to building on my existing business and when it comes to future expansion I know that I have the right people in house and externally to help me."

North West Timber Treatments has 76 staff and supplies the building and DIY trade across Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire, offering both a pick-up and delivery service for customers.

The business was incorporated in 1986. In its most recent accounts, for the year ended 31 December 2015, it had sales of £9.74m.


15 Feb 2019



What can SME's do to prepare for Brexit?

With the Brexit deadline imminently approaching, how can you prepare your business for Brexit?

Read the article

Forbes Solicitors delivers 'fast response times' and demonstrates 'impressive industry knowledge'.

2018-19 edition Legal 500

More clients

Very thorough and precise with each contract and have made it very easy for us to feel very confident going into new territories, whether it being a different country or a different manufacturer.


More clients

Forbes was instrumental in ensuring Electric Coffee Co is able to meet its growth ambitions.

Adnan Anwar
Electric Coffee Co

More clients

It is always a pleasure to deal with true professionals and specialists in their area and this is what you can expect when dealing with Forbes and, in our case, specifically Nick and Gemma.

Gareth & Janet Watson
Zinge Industries

More clients

The team not only provides professional and practical advice, but also takes a personal interest to understand the business and the matter at hand.

Mark Delaney
Leonard Curtis Business Solutions Group

More clients

The advice and service that we receive from Pauline and her colleagues is consistently professional, knowledgeable and efficient. They have a great ethos and are a pleasure to work with.

Andy Platt
Focus Insolvency Group

More clients

What a pleasure to do business with Forbes - Pauline Rigby & Nick Pickup both understood my personal objectives and requirements

John Laycock
Former Business Owner

More clients

I would like to thank Jayne and the Business Law team for being so friendly, professional and patient throughout the sale.

Arthur Porter
Oak Glen

More clients

We have been very happy with the professional service from Pauline Rigby and her colleagues in the Business Law team and the ease of purchasing our new business

Andrew M Jones
Internet Trading Ltd

More clients

I and the UCLan team wanted to acknowledge the support from your team, including Nick Pickup and Pauline Rigby. Their contribution has been much appreciated by both clients and our staff.

John Lonsdale
Head of Innovation and Enterprise

More clients

Sincere thanks for all the time, patience and professionalism from Pauline and Tricia in the completion of MAP12 contract terms and conditions.

Jayne & Anthony Mellor
MAP12 Ltd

More clients

It's a One Stop Shop as a legal entity, whatever problem we've got you've got someone to come and advise us or fix it

Craig Bancroft
Managing Director
The Northcote Group

More clients

We have always found Forbes to be approachable and helpful and we look forward to a continuing professional relationship

John Tempest
Chief Executive
Child Action Northwest

More clients

I have been extremely pleased with the legal team at Forbes and all their help

Tracy Malham
South Lakes Veterinary Centre

More clients

The team at Forbes have been professional, thorough, friendly and efficient from day one through to completion. We will certainly be using them again as we look to move our business forward.

Stuart Wilson
S & L Wilson

More clients

Make an enquiry