A GARDEN timber product manufacturer has welcomed a new marketing manager to its team.

Vicky Barker joins Forest Garden plc from Marley Building Materials where she gained a wealth of experience working on the Marley roofing products and Thermalite brands.

Her work at Stanford Bridge-based Forest Garden plc will be focused around developing the Forest Garden brand in line with a huge increase in demand for garden timber products.

New product development will feature as a priority in order to maintain the company's growth rate ahead of that of the market.

"This is an exciting challenge for me, developing the marketing function in this growing market sector should prove to be very rewarding," said Ms Barker.