Meet Our Team

Lawrence Gutsell

Managing Director

Lawrence began Timber Now in 2018 as a garden based business. The idea was simple, local deliveries available at competitive pricing for all. With a background at transforming retail stores in different sectors at both a store and regional level. Lawrence is an expert in building teams around him and facilitating change at a ground level to build Timber Now’s future business growth.

It is only because of Lawrence’s passion, hard work and commitment to his customers and his team members that the business is one of the fastest growing merchants across Essex.

Matthew King

Sales Director

Matthew originated in the timber industry selling to independent merchants in and around London and the South East for one of the countries leading timber importers before moving into financial markets working for Universal Partners FX with the purpose of building a team to service timber mills, exporters & importers currency requirements and risk analysis.

Matthew partnered with Lawrence in 2019 to help with implementing sales strategy to grow Timber Now using a fortitude of techniques and tools at his disposal to do so. 

Kieran Gutsell

Shoeburyness Branch Manager

Kieran started working for Timber Now in 2020. Having speciailised in retail management through the majority of his career Kieran was a clear choice to develop and grow the Timber Now Shoeburyness Branch’s local exposure.


Wickford Branch Manager


Christine King

Business & Administration

Christine originally from a background in finance started working for Timber Now in 2020. Handling all of the business financials, book keeping and directly assisting the sales team with order processing Christine plays an intregral role in the Timber Now team. 

Hugh Watson

Business Development Manager

Hugh has worked within the timber industry for over 50 years. He has an untold fountain of knowledge when it comes to the foundation and roots of the timber industry. Quite frankly what Hugh doesn’t know isn’t worth knowing. 

Nick Cox

Business Development Manager

Nick started working with Timber Now in 2020. Working alongside the sales team to grow his portfolio of trade customers in Essex and the South East. Nick is one of the first to get into work every morning and he does this to deliver the same level of service to all of his customers on each order.

Connor Seaman

Business Development Manager

Connor started working with Timber Now in 2020. Working alongside the sales team to grow his existing client base. Connor works tirelessly to give his customers the best service every single day, often working longer and later than anyone else in the industry to achieve his personal goals.

Ross Collier

Timber Now Driver

Ross started working with Timber Now in 2020. Ross works in the Shoebury depot with Kieran and his team to deliver the best quality timber, fast and always friendly with a smile on every single delivery.

Jonathan Doyle

Timber Now Yard Operative

Jonathan started working with Timber Now in 2020. He triples up as a yard operative, driver’s buddy and a forklift operator to complete the perfect yard based role working with Kieran and his team from Shoeburyness.

Tom Deleay

Timber Now Yard Operative

Tom began working with Timber Now in 2020. He has worked alongside Kieran in the Shoeburyness depot from the very beginning of Kieran’s tenure as branch manager and is now in a position where he is key in the success of Shoebury’s day to day operations.


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