New face at joinery firm

Pictured is  Alexander Sturrock with Allan McGillivray (right)
Pictured is Alexander Sturrock with Allan McGillivray (right)

An Angus-based specialist timber manufacturer, which has been in operation since 1872, has appointed a new managing director.

Sturrocks Joinery, which specialises principally in the production of replacement timber components for historic properties, has been in the ownership of the Sturrock family for five generations since its inception.

The business, based at Whigstreet, has appointed Allan McGillivray as managing director. He joins the business with over 35 years experience in joinery manufacturing - 20 years of which was with Hall & Tawse Joinery in Aberdeen as operations manager and latterly as Joinery Director. He joins Sturrocks Joinery as part of a long-term strategic plan for the business.

Alexander Sturrock, chairman of the company, commented: “This is a significant appointment in the history of the firm. We have worked very hard for a long time, investing heavily in all areas of the business to become one of a select few who can do what we do. We not only have one of the best equipped workshops for a company of our size, we have a great team with immense knowledge and experience.

“Someone with Allan’s experience and track record is very hard to find in our sector and I am delighted that he has decided to join us. He is going to be instrumental in leading the team and driving the business forward in the coming years.”

Allan said: “Sturrocks Joinery has a fantastic reputation in the industry. They are renowned and envied by their peers for their depth of capability and quality in everything they make. When the opportunity came up I had no hesitation; this is one of the best positions in the sector. I am looking forward to helping make a very successful business even more successful over the coming years.”