Vida Wood UK

Vida Wood UK

Vida is a global supplier of quality manufactured timber products from sustainable Swedish forests. Production is focused on structural timber for a range of global markets. Eighty percent of our construction timber is exported to Europe, USA, Australia, Africa and Asia. These products are managed through our sales company, Vida Wood, which has sales offices across the world. One of these sales offices is Vida Wood UK Ltd.

The Vida Wood UK office in Billericay, Essex is just an hour away from its two main terminal operations in Chatham and Rochester in Kent. Vida Wood UK also have a facility in Methil to serve customers in Scotland. The UK office specialise in the sales and distribution of sustainable construction-grade products, such as CLS and TR26, to nationwide customer base in the UK consisting of timber frame house manufacturers, roof-trussed rafter manufacturers and timber merchants. Our fast and efficient service includes preservative treatment of the timber at the plants in Chatham and Methil.

Vida is a major supplier of TR26 (timber for making roof-trussed rafters and metal web joists) and CLS used in timber frame house manufacturing in the UK. We also sell roofing battens.

“Since trading as Vida Wood UK in October 2002, the company and operations have grown massively. Working closely with the sawmills and our service providers the Vida team provides a high standard of service and communication with our nationwide customer base,” says Ian Drane, Managing Director at Vida Wood UK Ltd.

Ian Drane, Managing Director of Vida Wood UK Ltd, has worked for Vida for 22 years and has been on the UK Board since 2002. He became Managing Director in 2022. With nearly 40 years’ experience selling timber to the timber frame house and roof-truss manufacturing industries his main role is selling timber for the group and working on projects associated with the development of Vida Wood UK.

Ian has a team of eight people:

Emma Sharp is Office Manager. Emma has worked for Vida Wood UK for 19 years, progressing from Admin Assistant to Office Manager/Accounts. Emma has many job responsibilities including maintaining the stock, preparing the monthly accounts in preparation for the Management Accounts to be produced, PEFC and FSC® Control, ISO Control.

Rebecca Thick is a Sales Executive and has worked for the company for 3 years, mainly selling to all TR26 customers in the UK, main roles are negotiations of prices and customer relations both over the phone and face to face visits, she is also responsible for the weekly reports and some customers monthly reports. She Works very closely with Scotland.

Conor Sheehy joined the Vida team at the start of the year, as part of the Sales Executive Team. His job role includes selling TR26 and CLS to customers in the UK.

Sue Freeman has worked for Vida Wood UK for 9 years as an Accounts Administrator. Her main job role includes looking after the Sales Ledger, Purchase Ledger, Bank Reconciliations, maintaining Credit Limits, dealing with Claims and payments.

Jenny Moss has worked for Vida Wood UK for nearly 14 years as a Sales Administrator. Her main job role is processing orders, dealing with customer queries, and organising events.

Lisa Hayes (Wilkins) has worked for Vida Wood UK for 8 years as a Sales Administrator. Working as part of the Vida team she liaises with customers and processes orders. Also helps with customer queries/requirements and general administration.

Josh Sharp has worked for Vida Wood UK for just over 3 years as a Sales Administrator. His job within the Vida Team is to help with customer queries/requirements, liaising with customers and processing orders and general administration work. His main job role within Vida Wood UK is arranging haulage and communicating with hauliers to ensure we supply our customers quicky and efficiently and keep the customers smiling.

Yasmin Lawrence has been working for Vida Wood UK coming up to a year now as a Sales Administrator. Within this role she assists with helping customers and processing orders and helps with the paperwork and general administration. She also helps with answering phone calls and talking with customers.


Location: Billericay, Essex
Number of employees: 9
Main products: Construction timber TR26, CLS and Battens
Primary customers: Roof-trussed rafter/metal web joist and timber frame house manufacturers.