The Team

A close-knit and versatile team delivering excellence to customers for over 40 years. Between them, the members of AB Lewis have over 150 years in the timber business.


James Lewis

Managing Director

A renowned industry expert, James is responsible for the sourcing and purchasing of all hardwood timber. James has excellent relationships with suppliers, regularly travelling worldwide to ensure the best quality hardwood is available to AB Lewis customers.

He is an aspiring golfer, loving father and car fanatic.

Joined AB Lewis 1986


Julian Osborne

Flooring Director

Julian is responsible for the flooring product range. This involves sourcing the best products through developing and maintaining excellent relationships with overseas suppliers, as well as purchasing, sales and marketing. He first worked at AB Lewis in his school holidays when he was 16 years old!

His interests are vintage VW camper vans, boating, bikes and drones.

Joined AB Lewis 1991


Chaz Smith

Timber Yard

Chaz keeps the timber yard running like clockwork. He manages the yard staff, oversees deliveries and goods inwards and is the third generation of his family to have worked with AB Lewis.

Chaz is a Liverpool FC supporter, and a big family man, enjoying regular holidays abroad.

Joined AB Lewis 2001


Paul Hough

Shipping Desk

Paul oversees all shipping and documentation. He meticulously controls chain of custody records and adheres to all relevant trade association standards and timber regulations.

He has worked in shipping and forwarding for over 35 years and his interests include reading, electronics, radio, live music and comedy.

Joined AB Lewis 2002


Callum Wright

Hardwood Sales

Callum excels at providing high quality, competitive solutions to detailed customer specifications and drawings. He manages existing and new accounts, arranging carriage for hardwood orders and ensuring customers receive the best possible service.

Callum is a self-confessed “petrol head” with a big interest in cars. He enjoys going to the gym, getting out on his bike and socialising with friends.

Joined AB Lewis 2006

Claire-Louise Lewis

Finance Director

Claire-Louise is responsible for office management, finance, accounts and HR. She leads on marketing and new software projects.

A busy family and social life makes for lots of entertaining and get-togethers for Claire-Louise. She enjoys exercise, yoga and walking her three dogs. She is a proud mum, eager traveller and an unwitting wine expert!

Joined AB Lewis 2015

Ollie Morris

Sales and Administration

Ollie has an excellent understanding of stock, logistics and customer needs. He began at AB Lewis with an apprenticeship in Warehousing and Storage. When the firm stocked a new range of hardwood timbers he progressed into the sales office. Ollie now has responsibility for this range, including sourcing timbers, organising freight and fulfilling customer sales.

He is a qualified BASI Alpine ski instructor and LTA tennis coach. When not skiing or playing tennis Ollie is a season ticket holder at Everton and plays golf at Formby Golf Club.

Joined AB Lewis 2017

David Kukucska

Timber Yard

David liaises with the sales team to ensure accuracy with picking and fulfilling orders, and arranges haulage daily. He loads/unloads wagons and handles the yard administration. David supports the admin team and is involved in invoicing and stock control.

He is a keen traveller, frequently visiting his family in Hungary. David loves walking his dog, exercising at the gym and, most importantly, attending European Football Games.

Joined AB Lewis 2017

Michele Kirk

Accounts and Administration

Michele is very experienced in accounts and is responsible for sales and purchase ledgers, credit control, day-to-day finances and general office duties. She has an eye for detail and won’t rest until she balances!

Michele enjoys gardening and long, leisurely walks with her dog, watching football (the Mighty Reds) and socialising with family and friends.

Joined AB Lewis 2018