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Composite Prime breaks new ground with TTF membership
14th December 2018

Composite Prime breaks new ground with TTF membership

Fast-expanding eco-friendly decking company Composite Prime has joined membership of the Timber Trade Federation (TTF), becoming the first-ever member of the industry-leading body which solely supplies composite materials.

From a standing start three years ago, Composite Prime, based in Ilkley, Leeds, is now one of the largest suppliers of composite decking products in the UK.

The company’s market share has soared following high profile distribution partnership agreements for its HD Deck ® DUAL and HD Deck ® XS ranges with, among others, Arnold Laver, Taylor Maxwell and Timbmet, all major players in the UK timber and builders merchants sectors, along with GAP, a leading supplier to builders and installers in the UK PVC-U market.

Composite Prime’s decking ranges utilise the latest composite technology to produce a long life, low maintenance, safe, slip-resistant and child-friendly material.

Central to the company’s mission is its primary focus on tackling consumers’ environmental concerns through innovative use of a combination of Forest Stewardship Council FSC® 100% certified hardwood timber from well managed, sustainable sources and recycled plastic waste in its decking products.

These impressive – and pioneering – environmental credentials are helping boost the global campaign to combat plastic waste. During the last 12 months, Composite Prime estimates it has stopped 25 million plastic milk bottles going into landfill – or the world’s oceans – and recycled the equivalent of 300 million plastic bottle caps.

Behind Composite Prime are two men with a rock-solid pedigree in the plastic and timber sectors. Managing Director Domenic Harrison is the fifth generation of his family to work in plastics, while Sales Director Charles Taylor is a third generation timber merchant.

Earlier this year, Rudy Micallef, one of the most experienced marketing directors in the consumer leisure sector, came on board as Commercial Director, with Susanna Wolfe further strengthening the team on her recent appointment as Marketing Manager.  She has previously held similar roles at IWC Schaffhausen, Westfield London, Harvey Nichols and Harrods.

David Hopkins, Managing Director of the TTF, said, “We’re pleased to welcome Composite Prime onboard. They have already made great in-roads to the market via a number of our members and look set to continue that growth. I wish them every success.” 

Charles Taylor added: “To become the first composites-only member of the TTF, the UK’s foremost membership body in its sector, is a landmark achievement for Composite Prime.

“With a heritage stretching back over 125 years, the TTF acts as the guardian of product standards, quality and sustainability – a philosophy we wholeheartedly share across our entire operation.

“We are actively pursuing membership of other industry-leading bodies who represent the market sectors we are increasingly supplying.”