Mark Hougham

Mark Hougham Harmony Timber Solutions

Mark has over 22 years experience in the timber engineering industry. His career began in 1994 at a small independently owned business in Kent where he started as a roof truss designer and estimator.

In 1997 Mark joined Palgrave Brown UK Ltd and at the age of 22 he took on the role of General Manager. He was responsible for 30 members of staff and a turnover exceeding £4m. In the beginning of 2003 Mark decided to take a year of travelling the world, however, during his travels he worked for an Australian roof truss company. Mark returned a year later and resumed his role as General Manager.

During 2006 he embarked on another challenge, this time with Donaldson Timber Engineering as General Manager for their new Ashford branch. In 2009 Mark was promoted to a group role as Products Manager, this included the responsibility of overseeing the I-Beam operation along with paneled roof products that were manufactured in Derby but delivered to the whole of mainland UK. 

In 2010 Mark was promoted to Commercial Director, responsible for the group sales and design function. During his time in this role he dealt with the national tenders for the UK’s national and regional house builders and was involved with the key pricing strategy across the business. In the five years in this role the business grew from £30m to £50m.

Joining the team at Harmony Timber Solutions in 2015 as Managing Director of the UK operation has brought Mark back to his grass roots. Mark comments “This is an exciting business, a highly skilled team of designers and a manufacturing capability that would outshine most of our competitors. I believe we are the leading supplier locally on Engineered Wood Products together with a loyal customer base that will see our business grow successfully into the future.”

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