Businesses. Products. Markets.
They all take time to cultivate.
But then, when you do what we do, you tend to be used to the longer game.
There’s been a Brownlie steering BSW since 1848.
Five generations of dedication.
Five generations of carefully managed growth.
Five generations of investment, ensuring the future is safe for the sixth.
BSW Timber acquire Tilhill Forestry Ltd.
BSW Timber acquire Bridgebrooke Energy Ltd manufacturers of Hotties Heatlogs
BSW Timber acquire R.F. Giddings in Southampton.
State of the art sawmill in Fort William "K2" commissioned
BSW Timber Acquire Howie Forest Products, Dalbeattie
BSW Latvia SIA is formally opened by HRH, The Prince of Wales
BSW Headquarters moves to the old site in Earlston, Berwickshire.
Sandy Brownlie is awarded a CBE for services to the timber industry.
New £10million sawmill in Carlisle opens.
Brownlies and Thomas Smith & Sons merge. BSW Timber is formed comprising of Brownlie, Smiths and Western Softwoods.
Petersmuir sawmill at Haddington acquired.
Alec Brownlie dies aged 82.
75% of Western Softwood purchased.
Fort William and Newbridge sawmills are officially opened by HRH, The Prince of Wales.
Boat of Garten mill is purchased.
A&R Brownlie achieved 100 years in business.
James Weddell sets up business as a timber merchant and which is taken over by Alexander and Robert Brownlie in the 1850s.