Nigel Poyner leaves M&M Timber

Nigel Poyner, long time Managing Director of M&M Timber and one of the timber industry’s most notable figures, has left the 22 acre Worcestershire manufacturing plant he has developed over the last 15 years in order to seek pastures new.

Having chalked up more than 35 annual attendances at the Garden & Leisure Exhibition (GLEE) since his first show at just 19 years of age, Nigel has risen to the pinnacle of his career with M&M Timber, a company credited with numerous industry ‘firsts’ and regarded amongst the most innovative in advanced timber technology and manufacturing.

Year on year, M&M Timber’s huge range of garden and leisure products continued to appeal to the growing clientele of independent garden centres and retail outlets, while market development progressed with specialised landscaping timbers. The company also gained prominence in supplying timbers for playground equipment and structures. Following planned investment for growth, and its incorporation into the Forest Garden Group, advanced manufacturing plant and ground-breaking preservation treatment processes elevated M&M Timber to the forefront of an increasingly competitive industry.

But it was the fencing market that was to provide Nigel’s company with its biggest challenge. Under his direction, the company introduced its trademark Agricised fencing products, in both machine rounded and peeled and pointed options, spearheading a revolutionary approach to guaranteed long-life fencing solutions.

Thanking his loyal staff, suppliers and customers for their support over the years, Nigel is now looking forward to new challenges ahead. Like his father George Poyner, former Chairman and Financial director of Forest Fencing Limited who worked for more than 43 years in the timber trade and was awarded an MBE in 2002, Nigel’s long standing experience sets him in good stead for whatever path he chooses to follow in the future.  Any of Nigel's many friends can keep in touch with him at

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