Sales Office Team
Mr Cameron Aitken, Managing Director. After leaving school took an MA in Business Administration at Strathclyde University followed by an MBA at the University of Western Ontario Canada. He has travelled widely in timber producing countries and in West Africa has carried out legal verification of suppliers to meet EU and now UK timber regulations for Responsible Purchasing. Cameron was a licensed pilot with instrument rating and a former member of the Lomond Mountain Rescue Team.
Roderick Aitken, Operations Director. 5th generation of the family business. Roderick has a degree in forest management from The University of Aberdeen. He has spent one year working in Malaysia’s forest and sawmilling sectors, then two years with BSW timber in Scotland. He joined G&A in 2005 and is now Operations Director. Roderick is the principle contact for Greenheart including supply and auditing supply chain. He has carried out responsible purchasing audit work within West Africa, Far East and Guyana. Roderick is a sailor and kayaker in summer, climber and skier in Winter.
Andy Simpson. Andy joined the sales team as Scottish Sales Manager in 2017. Andy has extensive knowledge of the timber market and has worked across Scotland in previous sales roles. Andy was with Timbmet for 17 years, prior to that he was 5 years with M&N Norman, and previous to this Vincent Murphy and Woyka. Andy is very keen on music, going to gigs and festivals, and taking big walks with the dog and his family.
Ben Dodson – Ben joined G&A in 2017 as a labourer whilst completing his degree at the University of Stirling and has since taken up a position in the main office. His primary focus is on operations and constructional timber sales, whilst he is also involved in updating the company’s Health and Safety procedures. A bit of jack – of – all trades, Ben is regularly out in the yard unloading containers and helping pull orders. Ben is passionate about the outdoors and is an avid mountain biker, hillwalker and canoer.
Patricia Brooks. Patricia joined the company in 1985 after working for Polaroid and has been a central part of the sales team for many years. Pat now works part time in the business Tuesday to Thursday. Pat enjoys spending time with her family having hung up her trainers from long distance running and raising money mainly for cancer charities.
Nicola Aitken: Nicola started working for Gilmour and Aitken part time in 2015 as Marketing and Project manager. Nicola manages the marketing for the firm and has managed ‘newness’ projects for the business such as the installation of the biomass boiler and the adoption of the new ERP Bistrack system. She completed her MBA at University of Strathclyde in 2022. Nicola enjoys sailing and skiing and walking her two labradors.
Pamela Cramb: Sales support
Chain of Custody & Stock Control
Grahame Wardlaw: Grahame started working for G&A 28 years ago. Grahame briefly left the yard to work as an Auditor for BM Trada for 7 years, but returned to manage key operational aspects of Health and Safety, Chain of Custody and stock control for the business. Grahame is a keen runner and has completed many long distance Scottish runs.
Joanne MacKenzie: Financial Controller. Joanne joined the firm in 2016. Joanne is a qualified accountant and in 2022 took on the Financial Controller role and now manages a team of two others, Colette and Angela who support her in the day to day accounting processes. She has excellent organisational skills following several years of running her own fitness business, and prior to that in Aggreko’s group finance team. Joanne is a fitness fan, loves to travel and going to concerts.
Trade Centre Staff
Stuart McCabe: Trade Centre Manager. Stuart has worked for Gilmour & Aitken trade centre for 30 years. Starting as a charge hand, he has worked in all areas of the Trade Centre. In 2016 he was promoted to Trade Centre manager in 2016. He has increased stock levels of popular lines and introduced new product lines into the centre. Stuart loves to travel, going to concerts and is a keen football fan.
Ross Chambers: Trade Centre Sales.
Caroline Sim: Trade Centre Sales.
Iain Smith: Trade Centre Sales.