About Us

Meet Our Team

The Team

South London Timber is based on the Old Kent Road, the strategic link from the A2 into central London. It’s a hive of constant activity, supplying some of the biggest construction and infrastructure projects in the capital, from the Walkie-Talkie skyscraper in the City, to the massive Crossrail project.
With 30 years experience serving our customers, we’ve developed more than a passion for all things wood. We’ve developed a passion for understanding the needs of every client we have. Getting to know you and why you choose us gives us a lead over our competitors. Knowing your demands for the highest quality means that we choose our timber from the best possible sources, and as a leading timber merchant we buy at the keenest prices whilst always ensuring our products are all rigidly compliant to today’s governing standards. Today, much of our timber is from locally grown sources, allowing us to keep our costs low and reduce the carbon impact of haulage.

Ted James

Managing Director
Ted is married with two daughters, one who works at SLT and the other works in the City. A fitness enthusiast, he likes to go to the gym and completed the London Marathon in 2009, and has also done the great North Run and the Great South Run. He enjoys holidaying in the US and...
Ted James

Michael James

Director
Mick has been with the company from the very start and his knowledge of transport logistics is second to none. Being the driving force for getting the customers their deliveries on time and also for the compliance that is now involved in delivering to sites in London.
Michael James

Terry Major

Terry Major joined the company in 2001 although he has known Ted for over 40 years as they worked together at WH Newson’s in Pimlico London. Terry’s knowledge has helped the company to grow in the formwork market and he is highly respected in the industry.
Terry Major

Harry Major

Harry Major got into the timber trade through his father Terry. Harry has been with the company for over 10 years. He primarily deals with the sales and customer relations but is also the company’s timber grader and first aider. He oversees the FSC & PEFC auditing process to ensure products are environmentally friendly.
Harry Major

Douglas Harrichand

Dougie has worked for South London Timber Ltd for over 20 years having a wealth of previous knowledge. He looks after Business Development and works in sales as well as purchasing the timber for the company and ensuring it is all from sustainable sources, is there nothing this man does not do. He also compiles...
Douglas Harrichand

Paul Burton

Paul Burton has been with the company for over 25 years and has known Ted for over 30 years. He deals with all the importing for the company and has been involved in this since the mid 1970s. During this time extensive contacts have been developed in Chilli, Brazil, Canada, South Africa, the Far East...
Paul Burton

Tony Tomaselli

Tony Tomaselli has worked for the company for over 10 years. He deals with the general running of the timber yard and oversees deliveries coming in and going out. He plays an important role in making sure that everything runs smoothly.
Tony Tomaselli

Patricia Deadman

Patricia Deadman – Pat has worked at the company for over 27 years and is Ted and Mick’s eldest sister. She is head of accounts and makes sure all of the finances are in place, for the smooth running of the company.
Patricia Deadman

Nancy James

Nancy James is Micks youngest daughter and has worked at the company for over 20 years. She works in accounts alongside Pat and she is in charge of the Payroll.
Nancy James

Sadie James

Sadie James is Ted’s youngest daughter and she joined the company in 2011. She works in accounts, processing invoices and dealing with payments at present.
Sadie James

Kane Swanson

Kane Swanson is the newest member to the team being with the company for just over 2 years. He started as a yard worker/forklift driver and has now progressed into the sales office. He is now primarily learning the trade and with time on his side has the potential to progress from an ugly duckling...
Kane Swanson