Scotts of Thrapston has appointed James Scott as its new managing director.

James, a fourth generation family member, joined the leading joinery specialist in 2000 as company director.

He has been heavily involved in the timber stables and timber buildings side of the Northamptonshire-based business and is looking forward to continuing the Scotts tradition of quality and innovation.

David Scott, chairman of Scotts of Thrapston and James’ father, said: “I am delighted to appoint James as managing director. He knows our business inside out and has a great skill set, which equips him well for his new role.

“Our business has gone from strength to strength over the years and we have every faith that this will continue under James’ excellent leadership.

“It is an exciting time for everyone at Scotts of Thrapston. The future is looking bright as a fourth generation family member takes up a primary role and we celebrate our centennial anniversary in 2020.”

Founded in 1920, the family-run business prides itself on its renowned reputation for its high-quality timber products including summerhouses, equestrian buildings, bespoke joinery, roof trusses, doors and windows.

Boasting relationships with highly esteemed organisations such as The National Trust and the Royal Horticultural Society, the company is a regular exhibitor at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and Burghley Horse Trials.

James, who is named after his great grandfather and the founder of Scotts, said: “I am looking forward to overseeing the next chapter of our successful family business.

“We are in the process of refurbishing our head office and have several upcoming projects that we expect to be a real success. The business is in a great position and I’m certain that I will be able to continue the hard work and traditional values that my family and our incredible employees have worked hard to uphold for so many years.”