Offering new products to the market
Their railway-side production site in Newtonmore is home to their own sawmill, planing mill and in-house factory coating facility. It is also home to Russwood’s dedicated sales, admin and marketing teams.
Employing 50 staff, the majority of whom live within the local villages of Badenoch & Strathspey, Russwood is dedicated to an ongoing programme of timber research and development in collaboration with the Centre for Wood Science and Technology at Edinburgh Napier University.
At the core of Russwood’s business values is a desire to continue to expand and offer new products to the market.
Keeping that momentum and achieving a balance between exploring new entrepreneurial opportunities and a proper process driven operation, has been a challenge.
Managing Director John Russell said: “It’s so exciting to see the business grow year on year. Innovation and developing new products are fundamental to what Russwood is all about, especially in the markets we trade in. People want new products and want to use them in different ways.
“But, the main thing to concentrate on when growing the business is to keep your eye on the detail. It is easy to get carried away when things are on a roll, but you must always stay focussed on the customer experience.”